This article discusses WHO’s newly launched platform to correct misinformation about COVID-19.
Not only are we fighting a pandemic, we are also fighting an infodemic, which is a global epidemic of misinformation. Because of social media in particular, we are facing a new challenge of providing information quickly, particularly accurate information for people to act appropriately. WHO has launched a new platform, called WHO Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN), to provide evidence-based information to counteract any misinformation circulating from traditional mass media and social media outlets. They are also working to provide individuals with reliable sources for any time someone searches for coronavirus or COVID-19 online.