Adams interviewed for NPR program on coronavirus misinformation

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Michel Martin of NPR interviewed NLP’s Senior Vice President of Education Peter Adams for the segment “Misinformation Around The Coronavirus” on the March 14 segment of All Things Considered Weekend Edition.

“The equivalent of taking 20 seconds and washing your hands is very much the same in the information space, where if you take 20 seconds, investigate the source, do a quick Google search, stay skeptical, we can eliminate a great deal of the confusion and misinformation out there,” Adams tells listeners.

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