World-renowned cognitive scientist on how to deal with Covid misinformation

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Newstalk ZB,
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Mon, 1 Nov 2021, 7:46AM
People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. Photo / Brett Phibbs_People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. (Photo / Brett Phibbs)
People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. Photo / Brett Phibbs_People at the anti-lockdown protest march from Auckland Domain on Saturday. (Photo / Brett Phibbs)

World-renowned cognitive scientist on how to deal with Covid misinformation

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 1 Nov 2021, 7:46AM

So it seems the vocal minority of anti-vaxers and anti-lockdown protesters, otherwise known as 'freedom fighters' has got louder over the weekend. 

At least 5000 people gathered in Auckland domain on Saturday for the third major protest in six weeks. 

Protesters also targeted Dominion road yesterday grinding it a halt, and vandalised a vaccination centre in Panmure. 

So how do we deal with these people? How do we get through to these people? 

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky is a world-renowned cognitive scientist currently based in Bristol and he joined Kate Hawkesby. 

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