Fact-checking a pandemic

From pandemic to infodemic: what Reuters has learned through tackling the wave of misinformation that accompanied the arrival of COVID-19.

The global coronavirus pandemic has generated a vast amount of misinformation and disinformation, presenting great challenges to news organisations. How has Reuters fact-checked the pandemic? This session will reveal the lessons learned by Reuters, including how the fact-checking partnership with Facebook in the United States, operates. The panel will also include global fact-checking bodies who will share insights, trends and patterns of misinformation which have emerged during the global emergency.

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Hazel Baker
    Head of UGC Newsgathering, Reuters