Report only reliable information when covering the COVID-19 pandemic

A society overtaken by an epidemic is a perfect environment for dissemination of rumor and speculations. Untruthful posts are spreading on social networks at the speed of a share, both created with lack of knowledge and deliberately circulated by disinfo agents. At times, journalists themselves turn to spread falsehood, not having checked the data. In a bid to change the situation for better, Thomson Media in co-operation with First Draft has created the free online course 'Covering COVID-19: Verification' in Ukrainian.

This item is available in Ukrainian here.

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