Fighting the Infodemic: The #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance

An interactive database mapping disinformation related to COVID-19 around the globe.

Why it matters

During a pandemic, combating mis/disinformation is crucial to public health. Just like the virus itself, rumors and falsehoods flow over borders, causing what is now called a universal infodemic. Poynter’s international collaboration is essential in this battle. The database of falsehoods is now the best source an individual can access when questioning information about the novel coronavirus.

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Poynter, April 2020