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Can Tech Tame the Infodemic Around the COVID-19 Pandemic?

April 29, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Tactics for Taming the COVID-19 Infodemic

Navigating the Communication Storm around the COVID-19 pandemic

Just as a vaccine does not end pandemic risk, there is no magic bullet in addressing the “infodemic” of misinformation and noise that has surrounded the COVID-19 pandemic. We explore several efforts to help the public and policy makers navigate the extreme storm of information. We’ll talk with the two University of Washington professors behind the course CallingBullshit.org and leaders of the news-credibility news service TheFactual.com and an open COVID-19 “sentiment tracking” map run by Ravenpack, a company that normally crunches masses of data for investors, banks and the like.