Beyond Fact-Checking: Fighting the Onslaught of COVID-19 Disinformation


To fight the COVID-19 “disinfodemic,” journalists must move beyond simply debunking the false information spread online, three experts said during a webinar this week.

As the global pandemic nears the four-month mark, a “disinfodemic” is growing as bad actors are churning out an onslaught of dangerous misinformation — some of it deliberately misleading about the virus and its impacts.

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