Webinar:The Italian infodemic: Lessons from fact-checking on COVID-19

In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, both Pagella Politica and its debunking spin-off Facta have been confronted with the challenge of a growing public appetite for the consumption of  virus-related verified information. At a time when misinformation can cause incredible damage to individual and collective health, finding ways for meeting such increased demand has been at the core of the work of the two Italian fact-checking platforms since the beginning of the crisis.

In collaboration with fellow SOMA network member, the International Republican Institute, Pagella Politica is hosting a webinar for SOMA members and partners of IRI’s Beacon Project which will focus on fact-checking best practices utilised during the on-going infodemic. The interactive workshop will touch upon the specifics of fact-checking and debunking in a time of crisis; the importance of international collaboration to counter cross-border disinformation, an overview of the tools made available by SOMA and IRI and how they can be used to launch and perform collaborative investigations.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 4 June, 14.00-15.30 CEST.

The webinar agenda is available here.

The event will have whitelisted access, so anyone who is interested in participating is required to register here.