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Effective science communication is challenging when scientific messages are informed by a continually updating evidence base and must often compete against misinformation. We argue for the need for a new programme of science communication as collective intelligence—a collaborative approach, supported by technology. This would have four key advantages over the typical model where scientists communicate as individuals: scientific messages would be informed by (1) a wider base of aggregated knowledge, (2) contributions from a diverse scientific community, (3) participatory input from stakeholders, and (4) better responsiveness to ongoing changes in the state of knowledge.

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Holford, Fasce, Lewandowsky and Schmid were supported by the European 308 Commission Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 grant 964728 (JITSUVAX). 309 Lewandowksy and Abels were supported by the European Research Council (ERC 310 Advanced Grant 101020961 PRODEMINFO) Lewandowsky was supported by the 311 Humboldt Foundation through a research award. Hahn was supported by the Arts and 312 Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UKRI. Herzog was supported by Deutsche 313 Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) grant 458366841 (POLTOOLS). Lehmann was supported 314 by the Villum Foundation (34288). Nurse was supported by the Australian Government 315 Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship. Sirota was supported by the European 316 Commission Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 grant 101016967 (YUFERING).