WPIX TV addresses threat from misinformation before election
Alan Miller addresses the threat from misinformation in the run-up to the presidential election on WPIX TV in New York City on Oct. 16.
“Misinformation is not only a threat to our public life, but to our public health,” Miller says in the segment, Fact-checking the ‘tsunami’ of misinformation flooding the web before the election.
Miller tells viewers how they can help stop the spread of misinformation, noting that voters have a responsibility to avoid sharing content without verifying it. “Part of hitting that ‘pause’ button is not to immediately share or ‘like’ or forward, because this viral information cannot get the reach it gets without us — often inadvertently — infecting others,” Miller says.
He also highlights NLPs election misinformation “public service announcements in English and Spanish designed to get voters to be cautious about the ‘tsunami’ of political posts flooding the web.”