In this episode, we are joined by Isabella Garcia. We discuss the human rights/global health issues raised by disinformation in the digital age, including covid, vaccinations, the right to vote, and the role of governments and tech companies.
By Ole Christiansen The head of the NHS, Sir Simon Stevens, said in February that there is a “pandemic of disinformation” (Hurynag, 2021). The disinformation is related to the BAME community’s reluctance to take the covid vaccine. This is due to lack of trust, and wilful misinformation (Woolley, 2021). BAME individuals have a lack ofContinue reading “How has disinformation contributed to the low uptake of the covid vaccine in the BAME community?”
by Isabella Garcia Introduction The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described the huge influx of Covid-19 related information as an ‘infodemic’: “an overabundance of information, both online and offline. It includes deliberate attempts to disseminate wrong information to undermine the public health response and advance alternative agendas of groups or individuals. Mis- and disinformation canContinue reading “‘The Complexities of the Covid-19 ‘Infodemic’’”