3. Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories and Scientific Misinformation with Dr. Toby Bolsen
In this episode, we transition back to discussing the pandemic from domestic view in the U.S. Today’s show focuses on Media, Conspiracy theories, and the public health impact of exposure to framed messages about the origins of Covid-19. I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Toby Bolsen, an associate professor of American Politics and Political Science at Georgia State University.
Professor Bolsen’s research focuses on the study of political communication, public opinion, political behavior, experimental methods, and U.S. energy and climate policy. He’ll discuss the role that COVID-19 conspiracy theories play in influencing public health messaging and pandemic mitigation, particularly how these theories contribute to the spread of misinformation and steps that can be taken to address damaging conspiracy rhetoric.
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