Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 24 February 2024

Cambridge University ‘Misinformation Researcher’ Caught Lying and Spreading Misinformation

Sander van der Linden’s webpage at Cambridge University says he is an esteemed academic with prior positions at Princeton and Yale, and has published studies on social influence misinformation and fake news that place him among the top 1% of all social researchers and the top 2% across all of science.

Pretty much every major media outlet—the New York Times, BBC, CNN, the Economist, NPR, the Washington Post and NBC Nightly News — has interviewed van der Linden about his research, while his book Foolproof: Why Misinformation Infects Our Minds and How to Build Immunity received wide praise.

But a month back, he climbed down from his lofty academic perch and picked a fight on X with writer Nate Silver and… Professor van der Linden got crushed: exposed as a liar and a quack who spreads misinformation while editing his personal Wikipedia page for the last decade through various single purpose accounts (SPAs) or sock puppets, to burnish his credentials and promote himself and his research.

“We are still getting numerous SPAs on this topic,” one Wikipedia editor noted about Sander van der Linden’s biography. “Nothing has changed, except they’ve gotten better at not getting caught.”

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