Fact-Checking Covid-19 Misinformation: Win Some, Lose Some
The spread of misinformation related to the Covid-19 pandemic created new headaches for fact-checkers around the world. Some launched new organizations, others intensified their debunking efforts and shifted their focus. However, misinformation seems to move faster than any of them.
The article of our Director, Marius Dragomir, and CEU Democracy Institute’s Communications Officer, Robert Nemeth, showcases three fact-checking initiatives, Journalistes Solidaires in France, Nepal Fact-Check and Panos Institute Southern Africa in Zambia that aimed to tackle the “infodemic,” and have been in many cases successful in engaging their audiences.