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Date(s) - 28/02/2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Countering False Information on Social Media During an Emergency – Webinar Training

Incidents of rumours, misinformation, and false information going viral on social media occur frequently, in all phases of disasters and emergencies. While you cannot completely eliminate the information, you can use various tactics and strategies to offset bad information.

In this course, we will examine what motivates people to share false information, discuss the underlying issues that cause false information, and look at case studies to illustrate the problem.

There are multiple motives that lead people to post false information on social media:

• posters who are seeking a particular result (to close a school for the day);
• some are looking to get attention;
• some are pushing a money-making scam or political agenda; and
• some are innocently repeating bad or outdated information

There are best practices that you can employ to counter misinformation, rumours, and false information and we will cover them in this course, including other challenges and additional considerations.

Instructor: Katie Robertson, Emergency and Crisis Communications Management Expert and Training Facilitator. Read Katie’s Bio Here.


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