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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 long-running 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 has been the Editor of The Skeptic since August 2020.

Facebook’s efforts to curb QAnon and anti-vax conspiracies are too little, and much too late

Facebook's bans on anti-vax adverts and QAnon groups fail to deal with how misinformation really spreads on their platform

The Ockham Awards 2020: recognising the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2020 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

Coronavirus, conspiracy, challenges and compassion

Our new editor Michael Marshall talks about the challenge of countering coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theory, and why compassion is such an important aspect of skepticism.

Dying to believe: how Gerson therapy claims jeopardise cancer patients

Michael Marshall reports from a "cancer cure" seminar where patients were explicitly told to give up their chemotherapy in favour of disproven treatments.

Diluting Homeopathy, even further: the campaign to end NHS homeopathy

The NHS has been funding homeopathy for years, but a campaign by the Good Thinking Society has been slowly pushing that back

Sceptical suicide attempt, nationwide: Updated

At 10:23am on Saturday 30th January, over 300 individuals from branches of Skeptics in the Pub will simultaneously consume an overdose of commercially available homeopathic...

An Open Letter To Alliance Boots

Merseyside Skeptics have recently posted the following open letter to Alliance Boots on their website. This is a campaign we should all support.

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