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VOA Our Voices 334: Fact vs Fiction: Combatting the COVID-19 "Infodemic"


VOA Our Voices 334: Fact vs Fiction: Combatting the COVID-19 "Infodemic"
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Countries around the world, including the U.S., are falling short of their vaccinations targets due to low uptake of vaccines. In July 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden said Facebook and other social media platforms are “killing people” by enabling the spread of misinformation about vaccine dangers and blaming twelve people know as the “Disinformation Dozen." On this week’s edition of “Our Voices,” we will look at the COVID-19 “infodemic" and how misinformation, myths and rumors about the vaccine have spread as quickly as the disease itself and break down fact from fiction surrounding the pandemic.

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