UN calls to combat misinformation about Covid-19


United Nations, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Incorrect information can be deadly amid the pandemic affecting the whole world, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stressed, and called to combat these erroneous contents.

‘But we are not powerless. #PledgeToPause and take time to verify facts before you share something online’, Guterres asked via his official Twitter account along with an infographic on the subject.

‘Before you share, think: WHO made it? WHAT is the source? WHERE did it come from? WHY are you sharing this? WHEN was it published?’, the image points out.

The UN secretary-general launched last month a global campaign advocating for people to pause and double-check before sharing any content about the Covid-19 pandemic online.

As Guterres pointed out at the time, we must all help stop the spread of misinformation.

This new campaign is part of Verified, which has been promoted since May by the organization to counter false information about Covid-19 and instead, release science-backed data.

Verified basically focuses on three areas: science to save lives, solidarity to promote local and global cooperation, and solutions to mobilize support for the most affected communities.

Source: PlenGlish.com

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