Fighting the COVID-19 'Infodemic'
"Many people get trapped into it because of the thinking paradigm, because they can't tell the difference between the two. They need to be slower," said Vincent. "We've got to let our cognitive systems actually kick in so that we are more reasoned, skeptical. But if those things don't happen, we are already filling the gaps with the bias we have."
"As a public health person I want to say I absolutely don't want to wait for the tech companies on it," said Ann Mongoven, assistant director of healthcare ethics at Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. "What I would want to accentuate as a positive is some very proactive engagement of the public health community not sitting back and just waiting to see how is the tech world going to figure this out."
Ann Mongoven, associate director of Healthcare Ethics, and Subramaniam Vincent, director of Journalism and Media Ethics, quoted in CGTN.