A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 1-7-2022

01-07-2022

Topic: Fighting medical misinformation in the social media age

Guest: Retired Pennsylvania psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Barrett

How Topic Discussed: Dr. Stephen Barrett has been called the "Serpico of medical misinformation" for fighting unethical, unscrupulous and unscientific medical practices. He recently donated his research library — comprising some 40 years of work — to the non-profit Center for Inquiry. What resources exist for ordinary citizens who want to fight medical misinformation? How have Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media channels made it harder to get reliable information? Who should people trust for their health care? What are some tips for spotting quackery or incorrect information, and how can we combat it when our family and friends are exposed to it? How does hate on the Internet spread similarly to medical misinformation?

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