Public Health

Infodemic: Half-Truths, Lies, and Critical Information in a Time of Pandemics

March 19, 2020  • Vivian Schiller

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, so does misinformation — thwarting efforts to control the disease and risking lives. In this webinar, Dr. Claire Wardle, a leading expert on content verification, outlines the global trends around information flows and the coronavirus. What misinformation is spreading? How is accurate information being shared? How are newsrooms, health authorities, platforms and businesses responding? During this unprecedented emergency, are we prepared for the impact of rumors and falsehoods that could have serious consequences?

Claire is joined by CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan who covers the intersection of technology and politics, and investigates online disinformation campaigns.

Aspen Digital Executive Director Vivian Schiller moderates.

This webinar was recorded on Thursday, March 19, 2020.