Combating the Disinfodemic: Working for Truth in the Time of COVID-19
COVID-19 has led to a parallel pandemic of disinformation that directly impacts lives and livelihoods around the world. Falsehoods and misinformation have proven deadly and sowed confusion about life-saving personal and policy choices.
UNESCO has published two policy briefs offering critical insights into the fast-growing COVID-19-related disinformation that is impeding access to trustworthy sources and reliable information.
DISINFODEMIC: Deciphering COVID-19 disinformation: assesses 9 types of coronavirus disinformation, four format modes, and it identifies 10 categories of response being mobilised - often with freedom of expression implications around the world.
DISINFODEMIC: Dissecting responses to COVID-19 disinformation: critically analyses 10 types of response to the viral spread of COVID-19 disinformation. Responses target one or more of the four points of the disinformation life cycle: namely production, transmission, reception and reproduction. This brief assesses the responses that: work to cut the supply of production; that filter disinformation during transmission; and help inoculate targets from reception; and prevent viral re-circulation. The assessment looks at these responses holistically and in relation to impact on the right to freedom of expression, access to information and privacy.
- Actions to Support Media, Enhance Access to Information, and Leverage Digital Technologies in the Fight Against the Pandemic
- Building Trust while Influencing Online COVID-19 Content in the Social Media World
- Fighting an Epidemic of Misinformation: The Importance of Science and Learning in Dealing with Coronavirus
- COVID-19–Related Infodemic and Its Impact on Public Health: A Global Social Media Analysis
- COVID-19: Resources to Address Gender-based Violence Risks
- Guidance for Including People with Disabilities in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19: The Gendered Impacts of the Outbreak
- Measures to Ensure the Continuity of the Response to Malaria in the Americas during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- KAP COVID: Exploring Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices for COVID-19 Prevention
- Technical Brief: Creating a Real-Time Rumor Management System for COVID-19
- IAS Conference E-posters
- Atelier d’évaluation et de ré-planification du plan d’action opérationnel intégré de la communication de risque 2020
- Improving Family Planning Outcomes for First-Time Parents in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem of Tanzania (Brief)
- Guide for the Preparation of a Risk Communication Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccines: A Resource for the Countries of the Americas
- Addressing Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health and Family Planning Needs of Young, First-Time Parents in the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso
July 21, 2020