WHO targets teens on social media to debunk virus myths

WHO targets teens on social media to debunk virus myths

The World Health Organization said Friday it was working with social media companies in a bid to quash misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic — including on more light-hearted apps popular with teenagers.The WHO said it had started working with TikTok and Snapchat since the pandemic broke out in a bid to reach out to teen and younger social messaging app users.”We’re battling misinformation every day,” said Andy Pattison, the UN health agency’s digital solutions manager.On social media, “false stories outperform the truth on every single subject” in how far and how quickly they spread,…

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