Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020. 8:56 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The National Association of Media Literacy and Education (NAMLE), in partnership with Thomson Reuters, launched today an educational resource to assist people to identify misinformation of COVID-19 on social media.
The world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that comes with it.
But truth warriors, news organizations and social media giants are also battling with an infodemic.
Social media users can access the resource: “Slowing the infodemic: How to Spot COVID-19 misinformation.”
It features a tip sheet, video and podcast to assist users understand how misinformation spread and learn to access accurate information.
A statement from Reuters says that the company hopes the resource will encourage everyone to scrutinize their source of virus-related information.
“Combatting misinformation and enhancing media literacy skills has never been more important. We must work together to navigate this complex information landscape especially in a time of a global pandemic. We are thrilled to have had the chance to work with Thomson Reuters on these teaching materials to bring important information and skill-building to social media users of all ages around the U.S. and beyond,” said Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director, NAMLE.
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