American Public Health Association annual meeting

Events

Monday, November 12, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

NLP has long described the misinformation and disinformation epidemic as “a public health crisis.” Now it’s a topic of discussion at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting. Alan C. Miller, our founder and CEO, will be joined by experts from the RAND Corporation and the Center for Media Literacy to discuss “Facts Matter: Truth, Media and Public Health.”

 

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