Understanding the Infodemic and Misinformation in the fight against COVID-19
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What is the Infodemic? As stated by the WHO, the COVID-19 outbreak and response has been accompanied by a massive infodemic: an overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it. Infodemic refers to a large increase in the volume of information associated with a specific topic and whose growth can occur exponentially in a short period of time due to a specific incident, such as the current pandemic. In this situation, misinformation and rumors appear on the scene, along with manipulation of information with doubtful intent. In the information age, this phenomenon is amplified through social networks, spreading farther and faster like a virus...Series: Digital Transformation Toolkit. Knowledge Tools; 9.
Pan American Health Organization, 2020. Some rights reserved. This work is available under license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
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