Chief Minister criticises ‘misinformation spreading online’ about NT COVID-19 outbreak

Chief Minister criticises 'misinformation spreading online' about NT COVID-19 outbreak

Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Michael Gunner has used a COVID-19 update press conference to denounce misinformation spread by anti-vaxxers and overseas conspiracy theorists who, he says, could harm Indigenous Territorians.Key points:Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says there is “insane, unhinged stuff spreading online” The misinformation is coming mainly from overseas, he saysHe highlighted false rumours about the ADF during the current outbreakAt … Read more

Craig Kelly awarded Australian Skeptics’ Bent Spoon gong for spreading Covid misinformation | Health

This year’s award for “the proponent of the most preposterous piece of pseudoscientific or paranormal piffle” has been awarded to the United Australia party MP Craig Kelly.The Australian Skeptics gave Kelly the “undesirable” Bent Spoon gong for spreading misinformation about Covid and vaccinations.In January, Australia’s chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, rebuked Kelly for advocating for … Read more

Covid-19 Misinformation Goes Unchecked on Radio and Podcasts

Covid-19 Misinformation Goes Unchecked on Radio and Podcasts

On a recent episode of his podcast, Rick Wiles, a pastor and self-described “citizen reporter,” endorsed a conspiracy theory: that Covid-19 vaccines were the product of a “global coup d’état by the most evil cabal of people in the history of mankind.”“It’s an egg that hatches into a synthetic parasite and grows inside your body,” … Read more

Covid vaccine misinformation: These doctors are part of the problem

Why CNN reporter told this doctor, 'I think you're crazy'

She was a media darling, and in 2013 made Reader’s Digest’s annual list of 100 most trusted people in America. If you go to Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Facebook page, her posts dispensing advice on health and aging to her 558,000 followers seem consistent with that persona of several years ago.But Northrup also uses her Facebook … Read more