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"We need a vaccine against misinformation"

Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program.

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked what the World Health Organization is calling an "infodemic". The Be Media Smart campaign was developed by members of Media Literacy Ireland to help people tell the difference between reliable and accurate information and deliberately false or misleading information.

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Sep 26 2019

Be Media Smart

Every day we have to make choices. From what we want to eat, to what we want to wear, what we want to listen to right through to who we want to represent us in public office.

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30 Mar 2020



Keeping People Safe, Informed and Combating Misinformation: Facebook’s Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

For several weeks now, the world has rightly been consumed with talk of COVID-19. For Facebook, it has been no different. Globally, our entire company is focused on doing our bit to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. We are approaching this in four ways.

  1. Connecting people to accurate and authoritative information
  2. Supporting governments and partners in their public health efforts
  3. Preventing the spread of harmful misinformation and other misuse of our platforms
  4. Supporting small businesses
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