Scientific communication in a post-truth society

  title={Scientific communication in a post-truth society},
  author={S. Iyengar and D. Massey},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={7656 - 7661}
  • S. Iyengar, D. Massey
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Within the scientific community, much attention has focused on improving communications between scientists, policy makers, and the public. To date, efforts have centered on improving the content, accessibility, and delivery of scientific communications. Here we argue that in the current political and media environment faulty communication is no longer the core of the problem. Distrust in the scientific enterprise and misperceptions of scientific knowledge increasingly stem less from problems of… CONTINUE READING
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