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Setting up a communication strategy to debunk fake news and science myths

  • 3 Jun 2024
  • 24 Jun 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 3 Jun 2024, 09:00 10:30 (PDT)
  • 10 Jun 2024, 09:00 10:30 (PDT)
  • 17 Jun 2024, 09:00 10:30 (PDT)
  • 24 Jun 2024, 09:00 10:30 (PDT)
  • Online (google meet)
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"Setting up a communication strategy to debunk fake news and science myths"

How can I build a program and design innovative formats to debunk fake news? If you've ever asked yourself these questions, this course is for you!

Who should register: This course is for anyone looking to develop strategies for combatting science misinformation. It is particularly suited for science communicators working at public governmental institutions and NGOs. 

Course Overview: This 4-session workshop, led by Léa Surugue, will guide you on how to go about setting up a fact-checking and science communication program, aimed at debunking fake news and educating citizens. Each week, students will be provided a variety of reading material to aid in discussions during the live zoom sessions. 

Lea Surugue

Léa is a science writer and public information officer at Inserm in France: a pioneer when it comes to tackling the issues of fake news and common myths that plague the world of science and health. Even before the pandemic, they worked to produce and share different, innovative formats to debunk fake news and explain the science behind common misconceptions.


Unit 1: Why science communication matters in the global fight against “fake news”
Beyond fact checks, there is a space for other science communicators, particularly within public institutions to develop programs and projects aimed at tackling this issue.
Unit 2: What's the Story?
Distinguishing between fake news/myths and thinking about how you are going to address the topic once you have identified it.
Unit 3: Making your content visible
Sharing the content you have produced so it reaches a large audience, maximizing your impact with the help of the media.
Unit 4: Collaboration is key
Discuss the important role that a good knowledge of scientific literature, collaboration with scientists and journalists play.

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