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Faced with an ‘infodemic’ of fake news about covid-19, most people are checking their facts – but we mustn’t be complacent

Reilly, Paul (2020) Faced with an ‘infodemic’ of fake news about covid-19, most people are checking their facts – but we mustn’t be complacent. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As fake news spreads about Covid-19, early evidence suggest that most people are responding sensibly, and double-checking the information they receive. However, given trust in journalism remains low, it remains vital, argues Paul Reilly, that we all act responsibility, and verify what we read and watch.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 22:54
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107867

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