This short guide is designed to assist development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement activity related to Covid-19 can be carried out without face-to-face interaction with communities.
BBC Media Action: The ‘info-demic’ of health mis- and disinformation surrounding COVID-19 poses a grave threat to people’s well-being – whether it’s false information about how the new coronavirus is spread and how to prevent it, or false cures likely to do more harm than good. Simple, easy-to-adapt content that reminds younger audiences on social media to think critically before pressing ‘share’ can help reverse the tide. This minimalist animation is designed to be adapted to any language and culture – check it out!
Social media companies are struggling to contain a wave of coronavirus misinformation. Into the breach have stepped volunteers who are fighting to stop rumours, bad advice and conspiracy theories from going viral.