March 27, 2020

Tools for Combating Disinformation and Promoting Media Literacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 26, 2020, the ACS New York Lawyer Chapter and PEN America's Nora Benavidez joined together to explore the prevalence of disinformation and false content about coronavirus and to learn tools to build better media literacy skills. Access to accurate information during the COVID-19 health crisis has never been more important for communities around the country, yet much of our online social media feeds is littered with false and misleading content about the virus. This webinar discusses the ways false information is flooding our social media feeds and the difficulty we have in discerning veracity of information in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides tips on how to develop healthy digital practices.

If you're interested in reading more on this topic, you can check out PEN America's guide to disinformation during the COVID-19 era.


Nora Benavidez, Director, U.S. Free Expression Programs, PEN America; Executive Board Vice-Chair, ACS New York Lawyer Chapter