CSU creating course to teach future scientists how to fight misinformation

9NEWS: Not everything scientists have thought about COVID has turned out to be true. That’s the nature of science.

But that uncertainty has been weaponized by people who want to discredit scientists and ignore their suggestions. That means countering misinformation becomes part of the job for scientists and future scientists at Colorado State University (CSU).

“It’s not so much the information that you’re communicating, it’s, ‘Do I trust you as a person?’ That can really affect whether or not I’m going to believe what you say,” said Nicole Kelp, a professor in the microbiology, immunology and pathology department. “Scientists can have the right information and not seem trustworthy and people don’t believe them.”

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