Fellow and Program Manager Nad’a Kovalcikova joined Globsec for a webinar discussion entitled “COVID-19 Infodemic: Push and Pull Factors.”

As the coronavirus pandemic starts to retreat and countries are starting to open their economies, false stories, hoaxes and manipulative stories related to COVID-19 are spreading like wildfire. Viral videos, claims of dark conspiracies, and promises of miraculous treatments reach the all-time high. While some hoped that the global pandemic would increase the trust in facts and science, the opposite seems to be happening right before our eyes.