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Season 3 Episode 3

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Misinformation and Media Literacy

Learn how to discern fact from fiction while consuming content in today's media landscape.

Thanks to the growth of social media, news and information is easier to find than ever before. But how do you know if the content you're consuming is correct? Research shows misinformation is likely to spread faster and further on social media than statements of fact. We explore the tools needed to separate truth from fiction while navigating an ever-changing media landscape.

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Impact of COVID-19 Misinformation

Learn how the information you receive can impact the quality of your healthcare.

Conspiracy theories have abounded throughout the COVID-19 pandemic sowing doubts and distrust of essential public health messaging. Utah infectious diseases physicians explain how misinformation and disinformation have impacted their ability to provide high quality care to patients and their families, and what the public and the media can do to identify and amplify credible sources.