Coronavirus (1081) Webinar: A Multilateral Response to Misinformation and Data Transparency

26 November, 2020

The announcement below is forwarded from WHO.


As part of the World Health Organization 3rd Virtual Global Infodemic Management conference [, the WHO and UN Global Pulse, together with our partners, invite you to a webinar on: A Multilateral Response to Misinformation and Data Transparency, on Monday the 30th November at 3:00 pm (CET) / 9:00am (EST).

There is a rising infodemic hampering an effective public health response that can only be addressed by responsibly leveraging technology, innovation, and multilateral collaboration. This webinar will discuss ongoing efforts to halt the spread of mis-and disinformation from the perspective of policy implementation as well as development of the technological solutions which can inform operational response.


The webinar will be moderated by the Under Secretary-General for Global Communications, Ms. Melissa Fleming.


Tina Purnat, Senior Expert, WHO Science Division, WHO

Stefan Liller, Resident Representative, Uruguay, UNDP

Guilherme Canela, Chief Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO

Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Chief Data Scientist, UN Global Pulse

Jeremy West, Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Science and Innovation, OECD

Krisztina Stump, Head of the Unit Media Convergence and Social Media of the Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, EU


Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA project on COVID-19, supported by University of Edinburgh

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