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Infodemic: The virus of misinformation

30 April 2020
2:00 pm, GMT

“Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.”
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO Director-General

The Coronavirus pandemic is the first global health emergency to impact everyone. The primary news narrative has followed its spread around the world too however the mutation of that news into misinformation has been as contagious as coronavirus.

Join IOHR and ICFJ for a webinar to align with World Press Freedom Day where our panel of speakers will reflect and dissect this “infodemic” from its inception to the hunt for a vaccination.

Moderator: Trish Lynch – IOHRTV Chief Presenter

Speakers:

Dr Julie Posetti
Global Director of Research at The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Research Associate at the Reuters Institute at Oxford University

Martin Schibbye
Editor-in-Chief of Blankspot
Author ”Jakten på Dawit” (2019) and ”438-days”

Tom Phillips
Editor at Full Fact
Author of ‘Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up’ and ‘Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t’

Rui Zhong
Program Associate for the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center

Natalia Antelava
Co-founder of Coda Story

Join the discussion and let #TruthBeTold:

  • The Virus spread: The phenomena of misinformation itself
  • The contagious period: Misinformation by the misguided
  • Infection: Misinformation as a weapon
  • Virus vaccination: Remedies to fight misinformation

Q&A

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