On this episode of “We Roar,” Ali Nouri *06, president of the Federation of American Scientists, speaks about how misinformation and disinformation have impacted the public’s understanding and lawmakers’ response to COVID-19. He also shares how his organization is combating the problem through its web platform, Ask a Scientist.
“This pandemic has been quite disturbing, both in the public health sense of the pandemic but also in what the World Health Organization calls an infodemic, which is just a massive amount of misinformation that’s being produced,” he said.
Nouri is among the featured speakers this week at the Princeton University GradFUTURES Virtual Forum. The conference, which runs from April 29 to May 1, will bring together graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and leaders from various fields for virtual events designed to build community and that will allow students to explore opportunities for leadership and meaningful professional development.https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/04/28/we-roar-graduate-alum-ali-nouri-fights-covid-19-disinformation-fas-president