Malia Jones, Assistant Professor in Community & Environmental Sociology, she/her/hers
October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Falsehoods fly, and the truth comes limping after: Lessons learned on the front lines of the COVID-19 social media infodemic
In March of 2020, Malia Jones accidentally stepped into the COVID-19 information maelstrom and, alongside an interdisciplinary team of other women scientists, launched the social media-based science communication project Dear Pandemic. Dear Pandemic is a collaborative science communication project with a mission of helping people (mostly women) make healthier, evidence-informed day-to-day decisions amidst an overwhelming information environment. Malia will discuss her own lessons learned about communicating science in a crisis and future directions for the project.