Proactive measures to combat fake news on Covid-19 vaccine


Traditional communication modes such as pamphlets and billboards, like this in Bahrain, can be used to reach areas without internet access. — AFP

ONE of the best ways to tackle misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine and to overcome this pandemic is to ensure that the public gets access to enough accurate and verified information.

While all the necessary information about the Covid-19 vaccine is out there, we should not equate availability of information with accessibility of information, says Harris Zainul, a Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia analyst who specialises in policies to counter misinformation.

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