Addressing disinformation designed to manipulate elections, distort public debate, incite violence or undermine public health.

Good, trusted information is the primary defense against disinformation. Every community needs thriving independent media to deliver trustworthy information, so that citizens can make informed decisions about their lives.    

Social media platforms must be held responsible, so that quality information is prioritized and and disinformation is removed. 

Citizens must be empowered with media literacy skills to separate good information from bad.

“Public trust in science and evidence is essential for overcoming COVID-19. Therefore, finding solutions to the ‘infodemic’ is as vital for saving lives from COVID-19 as public health measures, like mask-wearing and hand hygiene, to equitable access to vaccines, treatments and diagnostics.” 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

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