Covid Overcome

UN chief says overcoming COVID19 pandemic will require most massive public health effort in history

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said yesterday that blatant lies are being spread online at a terrifying rate and the antidote to this pandemic of misinformation is fact-based news and analysis.

In his remarks to High-Level Dialogue on Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation in the COVID-19 Context, the Secretary-General said that along with the pandemic, we are seeing a dangerous outbreak of misinformation, from harmful health advice and hate speech to wild conspiracy theories.

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