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Preprints In The Public Eye: Challenges and Solutions in an Age of Misinformation

01/14/21     ,

January 14, 20214pm GMT/ 11am EST/ 8am PST.  

Covid-19 has brought 2020 to the height of this Age of Misinformation, with particular concerns about the media reporting of research posted as preprints. It has not been all doom and gloom however. This year has provided a strong impetus to develop novel ways to improve how science is reported in the media. We are excited to invite you to the #PreprintsInThePublicEyeChallenges and Solutions in an Age of Misinformation online event on January 14, 2021. We will be bringing together a wide range of expertise to highlight issues around the media reporting of research as well as the positive steps that can be taken to improve how research is reported in the media to avoid its misinterpretation and misuse. Not least of these initiatives is ASAPbio’s own Preprints in the Public Eye project funded by Open Society Foundations. You can provide feedback on that project here.

For the first time, we will be running a live experiment on ‘tweeting to a format’ on Twitter.

You can find more information about the speakers and program, and register for the event here.