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'Disinformation on Australian bushfires should not be spread by ministers'

Press release issued: 14 January 2020

A group of scientists, including Professor Colin Davis and Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, respond after UK government minister stated that it had been ‘widely reported on social media that 75% of the fires were started by arsonists’

Scientists from Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds and Exter respond after a UK government minister stated that it had been ‘widely reported on social media that 75% of the fires were started by arsonists’. 

The letter was published in the Guardian entitled 'Disinformation on Australian bushfires should not be spread by 'ministers'. The letter was also later mentioned in Parliament and on BBC news. 

Further information

The letter can be found on the Guardian website

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