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11 May 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

BBC and WHO join forces for campaign to tackle coronavirus misinformation

By Samuel Horti

The World Health Organization, UK government and the BBC have launched a new campaign to tackle misinformation around the coronavirus.

The campaign will oppose “incorrect and false information” by encouraging audiences on BBC World television channels, websites and apps to double check information from unreliable sources.

It will raise awareness about misinformation and promote both the WHO and national health authorities around the world as trusted sources.

The “Stop the Spread” campaign will run this month and next month. The government is funding the campaign and providing information for other governments worldwide to translate.

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