UN in Indonesia COVID-19 Response Newsletter December 2020

Over the past year, the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak has been accompanied by a massive infodemic: an overabundance of information – some accurate and some not. The flood of public messaging, which at times contradicts what was previously thought to be true, can make it challenging to keep up with the latest facts and verify that they came from a trusted source. While a number of groups have been carrying out activities to raise awareness on COVID-19, much of these are done via social or broadcast media. With the potential for hoaxes and misinformation to spread at lightning speed through online channels, it can be more effective to go directly to residents.

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