DENIAL101x 1.4.4.1 Structure of an effective debunking


UQx Denial101x Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

Published on Aug 7, 2016

John Cook introduces the “Fact-Myth-Fallacy” structure for debunking misinformation. Step 1) Introduce the factual information in a memorable or “sticky” fashion. 2) Explain why a common myth is incorrect. 3) Explain the fallacy that is found in the misinformation to help people understand why it is wrong.

About Denial101x:
Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial in Denial101x, a MOOC from UQx and edX.

Denial101x isn’t just a climate MOOC; it’s a MOOC about how people think about climate change.

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