Podcast: Claire Wardle on vaccine misinformation

December 14, 2020

With vaccines for COVID-19 beginning to be rolled out, public health officials face the difficult challenge of encouraging widespread adoption amid rampant misinformation about both the disease and its treatments. On the latest edition of Lawfare‘s Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic speak with Claire Wardle, the co-founder of the non-profit First Draft

and a research fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center. A recent First Draft report concludes that a lack of trust in the institutions developing vaccines are helping fuel misinformation narratives, which are flourishing amid a relative lack of credible information about vaccine development.