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Michael Marshall

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Michael Marshall is the project director of the Good Thinking Society and president of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He is the co-host of the Skeptics with a K podcast, interviews proponents of pseudoscience on the Be Reasonable podcast, has given skeptical talks all around the world, and has lectured at several universities on the role of PR in the media. He became editor of The Skeptic in August 2020.

Our guide to the pseudoscience promoters aiming to be the next mayor of London

From a former faith healer, to a climate change denier, to the man who premiered Plandemic - the conspiracy-minded voter is spoilt for choice in the London mayoral election

The conspiracy theorists who believe ‘traditional masculinity’ is under deliberate, strategic attack

Is there really a plan to end Western society by destroying traditional masculinity, or are these beliefs just old prejudices in modern dress?

Encouraging patients to question their vaccine eligibility will cause more harm than good

As the vaccine rollout continues at pace, it's vital that messaging to patients remains clear: if you're invited for a vaccine, please take it

When shows like Pod Save America run pseudoscience ads, they undermine their credibility

Podcast hosts have a real intimacy with their listeners - that trust is eroded when they advertise snake oil supplements and pseudoscience

Why we should have listened to Flat Earth believers (even though they were completely wrong)

Since making headlines in 2018, many Flat Earth believers have become Covid deniers and QAnon followers. The signs were always there.

How the Society of Homeopaths had their accredited status suspended

After years of anti-vaccine misinformation and bogus claims to cure autism, the Society of Homeopaths has lost its accredited status

David Icke’s 2018 tour sowed the seeds for a return to the conspiracy mainstream

David Icke's 2018 tour sanitised some of his more outré claims and played to the free speech gallery, readying his return to the mainstream.

The Outbrain drain: why newspaper sites have run thousands of scam ads

The news media is in an income crisis, but the solution cannot be for newspapers to lend their reputations to scams and fakers

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