Distinguishing Scientific Facts from Disinformation and Distortion

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
April 05, 2022, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA (zoom recording)

Elliott Negin, Senior Writer, Union of Concerned Scientists
Negin UCS Blog

Vested interests and corporations have the resources to shape public “information” about important issues such as climate change, fossil fuels, nuclear energy. Unfortunately, this influence includes considerable disinformation, most especially on issues the public needs to understand. Elliott Negin has been confronting artificial facts for years. He provides examples of disinformation and explains when to be suspicious and how to get the real facts.