The need to properly share Covid-19 data


Data-sharing should be done ethically and legally, with due respect for confidentiality, individual privacy and community dignity, in order to earn the public’s trust in the process. Photo: THE STAR/ Raja Faisal Hishan

Social media has been in overdrive since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.

While factual information has been shared, so has misinformation and disinformation – all of which contributes to the infodemic, in which truth has been a casualty.

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