Debunking Denialism

Fighting pseudoscience and quackery with reason and evidence.

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Current Battlefields in the Misinformation Wars

Battlefields

The spread of misinformation has never been greater. The Internet has been an amazing resource for people to access millions of scientific papers on everything from the molecular biology of cancer to climate models. However, it has also brought with it a terribly cost: misinformation can spread much easier than carefully considered facts and has the ability to emotionally manipulate millions of people into believing this that are demonstrably false. This can influence personal beliefs, consumer decisions and perhaps even national elections.

Although this is not a new problem by any stretch of the imagination, malignant threats such as post-truth, fake news, filter bubbles, “alternative” facts and fake fact checkers have spread enormously in recent years. This article takes a closer look at each of these threats, what they mean and how they can be fought. Although there are no simple answers at this point and skeptics as well as scientists struggle to find workable solutions, there are a few clues available.

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Official Social Media Pages and Accounts

Twitter

Proponents of pseudoscience and science denial has exploited social media platforms to spread their misinformation to millions of pages. They also attack scientists and even organized abuse of the reporting function against many science and skeptical accounts and pages.

Here is a list of official social media pages and accounts related to me and my website on places such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit. I have also included information about the contact email for this website. This is the complete list of all of my current official social media accounts and pages and the information is always current.

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Debunking Denialism

Debunking Denialism is a website that refutes pseudoscience and quackery, such as creationism, alternative medicine, anti-GMO activists, anti-vaccine activists, climate deniers and many others.

Also at Medium as @debunkingdenialism.

Defending Science

Defending Science gathers high-quality textbooks, video lectures and science papers on physics, chemistry, biology, math, psychology and coding.

Also at Medium as @defendingscience.

Emil Karlsson

Most of the above social media accounts post new articles posted. I also have other places were I cover broader topics and share my opinions on things.

Also at Medium as @emilskeptic.

My Gravatar profile is here. If I comment on a WordPress blog (this is only done rarely), this is the Gravatar profile used.

Contact emails

The official contact email for Debunking Denialism can be found at the bottom of the about page. However, due to getting a lot of automated spam, it is disguised in text. You can find the contact email for Defending Science or emilskeptic with the same general method.

Credit: find all credits at the about page.

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