Freedom Fights Fake South Asia : Freedom Fights Fake Campaign South Asia
Disinformation, propaganda, and “Fake News” have always existed. But why should we worry about that at all? The campaign #FreedomFightsFake empowers citizens around the globe to think critically and “pre-bunk” disinformation!
Combatting the COVID19 Disinfodemic: A situation analysis for Pakistan
On this Data Privacy Day 2021 check out the situation analysis on Pakistan by Mehwish Batool in a competition winning essay held with our partner organization Digital Rights Foundation
She tweets at @Mehwish_Bat00l
Mr Omar Mostafiz
In Bangladesh, “Infodemic” is more Dangerous and Worrying than the Coronavirus Pandemic
The first three known cases of COVID-19 were reported in Bangladesh on 8 March 2020 by IEDCR. Referring to the spread of fake news around the coronavirus, the Director General of WHO used the term “Infodemic”. Thanks to the massive usage of Internet, smart phones and social media such as Facebook and WhatsApp, misinformation and fake news related to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 is more viral than the virus itself.
Mr Samantha Nayakarathna
Sri Lanka’s Fight Against the ‘Infodemic’ during the Pandemic
Sri Lanka was able to slowdown the spread of the virus but like many other countries, it is also confronted with an ‘infodemic’ which is difficult to control. This has led to a battle on two fronts: medical and information.
Misinformation in Pakistan During COVID-19
Fake news during the coronavirus pandemic brought in focus, the issue of tackling misinformation in the mainstream media. Read on to explore how various WhatsApp/Twitter/Facebook posts shows that Pakistan during the coronavirus pandemic is fighting two forces: a pandemic and an ‘infodemic’
Misinformation and Healthcare: The Infodemic in India
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) commonly called COVID-19, has been spreading across India and the world. However, there is something else spreading with a similar virality—fake news and misinformation. False data, miracle cures, conspiracy theories and religious discrimination have gained traction as they circulate on WhatsApp and Facebook. Misinformation has been a significant issue in India over the past few years.