Dear Neil & fellow HIFA members,
This "news trending" article from British broadcaster the BBC lists seven types of people that the BBC says"start and spread viral misinformation" ---from "joker" to "conspiracy theorist": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-52474347
It may be of interest to those who are trying to address issues around health misinformation.
HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development (www.globalbiomedia.co.uk). She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group
Email: naimareza AT hotmail.com