How to Battle Misinformation in Pharmacy

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge” — Confucius

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What can you do? Combatting misinformation in pharmacy

Extra credit: Additional background and societal courses of action

Credit: Jen Christiansen; Source: Information Disorder: Toward an Interdisciplinary Framework for Research and Policymaking, by Claire Wardle and Hossein Derakhshan. Council of Europe, October 2017; Wardle C. Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder. Scientific American. Aug 20, 2019.

1. Equip constituents with the tools to identify misinformation

2. Expand research that deepens our understanding of information disorder

3. Implement product design and policy changes on technology platforms, especially social media that can limit information disorder

4. Invest in longer-term efforts to build resilience against information disorder

5. Convene partners strategize and implement societal changes

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References:

Credit: Jen Christiansen; Source: Information Disorder: Toward an Interdisciplinary Framework for Research and Policymaking, by Claire Wardle and Hossein Derakhshan. Council of Europe, October 2017

Wardle C. Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder. Scientific American. Aug 20, 2019.

Confronting Health Misinformation. The US Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment. 2021. Available at https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/surgeon-general-misinformation-advisory.pdf.

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