WHO And Digital Agencies: How To Effectively Tackle COVID-19 Misinformation Online – World – ReliefWeb


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Federico Germani, Andrew B Pattison, Monta Reinfelde

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  • WHO convened the Tech Task Force (TTF) on COVID-19, with companies in the social media and tech industry from around the world to identify strategies to limit the circulation of fake news and harmful contents.

  • WHO has worked with Google to ensure that people who search information related to COVID-19 are exposed to evidence-based information.

  • WHO has been actively promoting evidence-based messages, has worked with tech companies to pull down misinformation from the Internet, and with the support of digital agencies – has created tools, applications, and new channels to amplify the reach of trustworthy health information.

  • Joint efforts between WHO and the private sector can promote health and keep the world safe.

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