Although helping to stop the spread of misinformation isn’t the most likely task on credit unions’ to-do lists, cooperatives do in fact play a role in the effort. A recent Filene Research Institute podcast and blog post that focused entirely on this topic featured insights from Bill Maurer, a law and anthropology professor and director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine and Joan Donovan, who is directing a technology and social change research project at Harvard Kennedy School. ... In the podcast, Maurer explained how the pandemic recession has left many people with financial troubles and needing to turn to their financial institutions for help, but that they may distrust financial institutions as they did during the Great Recession of 2008. 

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