The W.H.O. is Monitoring Online Covid Conversations to ‘Immunize the Public’ Against Misinformation

by Damjan Tutarkov
LaCorte News

The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring online conversations and posts in what it described as a “social listening” effort in order to combat what the organization is calling an “infodemic” — the spread of false coronavirus-related information online.

The initiative: In a statement on its website, the WHO said it has teamed with over 50 digital companies and social media platforms including Facebook, TikTok, Google, Viber, WhatsApp, and YouTube “to ensure that science-based health messages from the organization or other official sources appear first when people search for information related to COVID-19.”

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