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What will 2022 bring in the way of misinformation on social media? 3 experts weigh in

It seemed hard to imagine a worse year than 2020 for misinformation on social media - but 2021 proved up to the task, starting with the Jan. 6 insurrection and continuing with copious amounts of falsehoods and distortions about COVID-19 vaccines - and 2022 is almost here.... Read more»

Federal speech rulings may embolden health care workers to call out safety issues

A federal appellate court ruling that hospital guidelines barring contact between employees and the media was illegal could force health care organizations to revise their policies barring workers from talking to the news media and posting on social media without written permission.... Read more»

Art installation honors thousands of Arizonans who’ve died of COVID-19

Two organizations – Marked by COVID and the Floral Heart Project – came together Monday with New York artist Kristina Libby to commemorate those thousands of lost lives with a visual art display called Heart Bleed. The installation at the Arizona Heritage Center in Papago Park is to help Arizonans remember and pay their respects to the more than 16,000 Arizonans that have died from COVID-19 over the past year.... Read more»

Fires in the Amazon: Arizona researchers determine what’s true, what’s not

This year’s fires have gained enormous attention because of their number and size but have touched off a slew of misinformation.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Fox News top source of voter misinformation, study finds

The bad news for Fox News viewers is that merely watching the channel appears to be toxic. Daily watchers of Fox News believed the most misinformation of anyone. “Fox displays a particular pattern of misinformation. The more you watch the more inaccurate your views.” ... Read more»2