Countering Disinformation in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic




disinformation, fake news, digital platforms, internet governance


The COVID-19 pandemic has been followed by the large-scale dissemination of false or misleading information. In response, governments, international organizations, enterprises (including digital platforms such as Facebook or Twitter) as well as citizens' initiatives (including fact-checking activities) have been developing various methods of countering online disinformation. The paper shows the results of exploratory-descriptive research. Its main objective is to present an overview of leading anti-disinformation initiatives undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic by the public, private and non-governmental sectors. The paper also describes the emerging system of combating online propaganda, basing on the theoretical framework of the internet governance perspective.



How to Cite

Wigienka, S. (2021). Countering Disinformation in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Com.Press, 4(1), 122-137.