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  • Antidote to pandemic of misinformation amid Covid-19 is fact-based news: UN Chief

    Published on May 5, 2020

    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.