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UN
Dubs Self ‘Trusted’ Pandemic News Source, Teams Up With World
Economic Forum To Encourage ‘New Social Norms’
Tyler
Durden
Sat, 11/28/2020 – 08:45

The United Nations has ‘launched a
counter-attack’ against coronavirus misinformation – by teaming up
with the World Economic Forum to battle coronavirus misinformation
and other ‘potentially dubious content.’

“When COVID-19
emerged, it was clear from the outset this was not just a public
health emergency, but a communications crisis as well,” says
Melissa Flemming, the UN’s head of global
communications.

During the #COVID19
pandemic, the wrong information can be deadly.

Join me in taking the #PledgetoPause
before sharing and help stop the spread of misinformation online.
https://t.co/Rj0dg5OiZb
pic.twitter.com/xeX8hoisXv


António Guterres (@antonioguterres) October
20, 2020

“We’re trying to create
this new social norm called ‘pause – take care before you share’ –
she continued, adding “We’re equipping people, through this new
social norm, with a bit of ‘information
scepticism’.”

The new initiative
also seeks to rope social media influencers into spreading ‘real
news’ about the pandemic
– which we assume means
nothing to do with hydroxychloroquine, incredibly low fatality
rates for most people below retirement age, or anyone even slightly
opposed to business-killing lockdowns.

One also
has to wonder how the UN and WEF would cover egregious flip-flops
from global health authorities on everything from transmissibility
to mask use.

Preliminary investigations conducted by the
Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human
transmission of the novel #coronavirus
(2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan,
#China🇨🇳.
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World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January
14, 2020

Regardless, the UN’s
campaign is steadfast in their self-determined authority as
arbiters of all things COVID.

“So far, we’ve
recruited 110,000 information volunteers, and we equip these
information volunteers with the kind of knowledge about how
misinformation spreads and ask them to serve as kind of
digital first-responders‘ in those
spaces where misinformation travels,” said
Flemming.

 

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