Skoll World Forum: Countering the Infodemic—Fighting Fake News during COVID-19

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC

President and CEO of Internews, Jeanne Bourgault is speaking at the 2021 Skoll World Forum at an interactive workshop on fighting COVID-19 mis/disinformation.

COVID-19 has been fueled by an “infodemic” of misinformation, rumors, and fake news that have undermined public trust in the response. Rampant conspiracy theories and misinformation have become a huge problem for governments as they attempt to roll-out testing, tracing, and vaccination programs to bring the pandemic to an end. At the same time, businesses, civil society organizations, and international organizations are finding creative ways to debunk myths, disseminate validated information, and rebuild trust. This participatory session will explore how social innovators of all kinds can partner with governments to counter the infodemic around COVID-19 and develop new solutions- online and offline for this evolving challenge.

This session was curated in partnership with Accountability Lab.


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