Resource for Combating misinformation

In the age of incredible and easy access to a wealth of information, there is the converse and very real issue of misinformation propagation.


The Institute for PR Behavioral Insights Research Center will be publishing a guide to address misinformation in 10 specific ways. I highly recommend reviewing this guide when it is publically published by clicking the link below.

This infographic summarizes their 10 recommended methods for addressing misinformation:

10 WAYS TO COMBAT MISINFORMATION: A BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS APPROACH


  1. Provide Detailed, but Concise Explanations
  2. Explain Using Alternative Accounts
  3. Repeat Corrections
  4. Don’t Repeat Misinformation Without the Right Context
  5. Correct as Soon as Possible
  6. Use Graphs and Other Visualizations
  7. Inoculate for Misinformation
  8. Chose Your Communicator Wisely
  9. Encourage and Support Analytical Thinking
  10. Affirm the Audience’s Sense of Self