CanCOVID Webinar Summary

Detecting and Correcting Public Health Misinformation: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

The spread of misinformation and confusion about COVID‑19 throughout the pandemic has highlighted the need for clear, accurate, and accessible scientific information. ​

The presentations included in this summary explored community-based and culturally relevant approaches, democratic communications, meaning-making versus information transmission, and countering misinformation, disinformation, conspiratorial thinking, and online abuse. Included in the summary are best practices for correcting misinformation and highlights the relationship between misinformation and community infection, testing, tracing, vaccination, masking, and air quality mitigation. It also provides an emphasis on the importance of considering cultural relevance and citizen engagement, in addition to adopting new strategies and learning from other countries to provide the public with clear, relevant, communication. ​

Our thanks again to our moderator and speakers on the topic.​



  • Published: February 2, 2023

With funding from the Government of Canada

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