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13 Oct 2022, 1550 hrs

Identifying and Addressing Health Misinformation

Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can fuel uncertainty, sow mistrust, lead people to reject public health measures and harm people’s health.  The coronavirus pandemic has brought to the forefront the challenges of health misinformation. The panel will discuss challenges and trends of health misinformation and how information voids and echo chambers fuels misinformation online. The session will also discuss the collaboration opportunities to address health misinformation and ways to use evidence-based information to build resilience to misinformation.

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