— Article published by UNDP regarding false information during COVID-19 and Beirut Blast
The COVID-19 virus and the Beirut Port explosion were two new tests of how people, as well as the media, responded to the spread of fabricated news. Unfortunately, both incidents revealed the vulnerability of some in rejecting misleading information, as well as the ability to create rumors exploited for political and/or personal purposes.
Contrary to the prevailing belief that only a specialized journalist can put an end to the spread of fabricated information, technological development has allowed everyone to access free open-use tools, through which one can confirm what is going on in the “Infodemic” world.
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