A Check Global Report

2020 Misinfodemic Report: COVID-19 in Emerging Economies

Misinfodemic: when online misinformation contributes to real-world disease. In the coming months, Meedan will publish eight pieces of reporting and analysis in an effort to map the anatomy of the global COVID-19 information ecosystem.
2020 Misinfodemic Report: COVID-19 in Emerging Economies
PART ONE

Public Trust and the Pandemic

In some countries, an erosion of public trust has set a stage for confusion and information chaos during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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False health information in Kenya
False health information in Kenya
How a volcanic eruption frames the pandemic in the Philippines
How a volcanic eruption frames the pandemic in the Philippines
PART TWO

Informal Information Leaders

Individuals are turning to informal and unofficial sources of health information, such as online forums, religious leaders and private messaging apps.
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Trust, Religion, and Politics: Coronavirus Misinformation in Iran
Churches and the COVID-19 misinfodemic in South Korea
PART THREE

Governing a Pandemic World

How does COVID-19 and the information ecosystem surrounding it impact governance?
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