In times of public health crises, like COVID-19, a country’s residents must be able to access valid, timely, and evidence-based information that can guide behaviors and prevention strategies. Disinformation undermines these efforts and represents an existential threat to U.S. population health.
public health, disinformation, Psychopolitics
American Politics | Public Health
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The author would like to thank Dr. Shannon Monnat and Megan Ray for helpful edits on an earlier version of this brief and Lerner Center staff for publication and dissemination efforts.
McNeill Brown, Austin, "Digital Disinformation Is a Threat to Public Health" (2020). Population Health Research Brief Series. 31.
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