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Responding to the "Infodemic" - Sharing Best Practice
2 Dec 2020 -  COVID-19-related misinformation and disinformation causes unacceptable harm. It can undermine public health responses, threaten social cohesion and foment violence and conflict. False and misleading information costs lives and hinders global efforts to defeat COVID-19.
The key to solving the problem is taking the steps by focusing on the response, or, in other words, action and implementation. The aim is for Member States and civil society to “be better prepared for dealing with the next “infodemic”, as the statement outlines. Therefore, this side event is aimed at sharing some examples of the best practice on action and implementation.