Consumer Product Misinformation: What To Do About It?

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Graham Bullock recently published a chapter on “How to Counteract Consumer Product Misinformation” in an edited volume from the University of Texas Press, Misinformation and Mass Audiences. Framing the discussion with the example of Volkswagen’s fraudulent claims related to its vehicles’ gas mileage, the chapter presents a conceptual framework outlining five primary mechanisms for counteracting misinformation that builds on insights from the academic literature. These include bans, taxes, counter-advertising, and self-regulation. Bullock… Read More