May 27, 2020
False information about COVID-19 is rampant, a fact acknowledged by the WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who in February stated, “We’re not just fighting an epidemic. We’re fighting an infodemic.” According to Italian research, every day in March 2020 an average of 46,000 new posts on Twitter linked to inaccurate or misleading information about the crisis. The tragic nature of the virus and rapidly changing situation means that people are eager for updates about the...
April 29, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak is a seismic event in our lifetimes, with every facet of our daily lives affected by the pandemic. As individuals we’re all working to find a ‘new normal’, maintaining social distancing, working from home where possible and juggling the myriad demands on us with the additional stress and pressure of an unpredictable situation, all the while missing the social connections we crave. On a personal level, social and digital tools are helping...