misinformation

COVID-19

Misinformation at public forums vexes local boards, big tech

There are plenty of places to turn for accurate information about COVID-19. Your physician. Local health departments. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control. But not, perhaps, your local government’s public comment session. During a meeting of the St. Louis County Council earlier this month, opponents of a possible mask mandate made so many misleading comments

COVID-19

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. Among American adults who have not

Opinion

Opinion: Spin It Any Way You Want, It Is Still Destroying the 1st Amendment

This is my second post on the subject of the attack on our Constitution. The matter is that important. Let’s think about a hypothetical situation. Trump wakes up one day in 2018 and calls Kayleigh McEnany into the Oval Office. He says, “Kayleigh, tell the press corp today that we are going to flag any

COVID-19

From doughnuts to pot to cash, incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

On a recent weekday morning, Paul Petersen of Florence was one of the first to arrive at Mint Dispensary to get something not usually offered at the cannabis shop: a free COVID-19 vaccine. The 40-year-old had been holding off on getting vaccinated to see how others responded but was persuaded by an added perk: Mint’s

Arizona Today with Lyle Rapacki

Arizona Today – June Update

Dr. Lyle Rapacki gives an update of Arizona’s forensic audit, debunks various lies put out by the media, and reads a few letters.

Elections

Election officials can fight fraud; fighting misinformation is tougher

Maricopa County’s chief information security officer said the county was able to handle cyberthreats to the 2020 elections, but handling public perception of the results in the face of rampant social media misinformation has been more of a challenge. “We all saw in 2020 that the vast majority of what was communicated through media, social

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