Conspiratorial videos and websites about COVID-19 are going viral. Here’s how one of the authors of “The Conspiracy Theory Handbook” says you can fight back. One big takeaway: Focus your efforts on people who can hear evidence and think rationally.
Everyone is clamoring for local news right now. They want to know who is sick, what businesses are open, and, most importantly, if there is space in the hospitals near them. However, local news has not felt this support in its revenue–rather, the opposite. In fact, it might be on the verge of extinction due to the economic fall out from the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this mean for the communities whose stories rarely make it to the national and international media?
Coronavirus-19 is now reality in virtually all countries in the world. The manner of communication — notably by government leaders — can be diverse and spotty at times — causing disparate levels of effectiveness. Timely, credible and regular communication is critical to keeping citizens safe and to managing the Covid pandemic.
Please join in as health and communication experts from one of the most populous countries in the world and the most resource-rich country share their insights.