Almost in simultaneously with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, a storm of disinformation related to it appeared. The speed with which disinformation was created and spread around the world was unprecedented until then. In just a month or two, Covid-19 disinformation reached a level and scope of such levels that the disinformation in the political realm needed years to reach. In this webinar you will hear the opinions of fact-checkers who fight against conspiracy theories in which 5G mobile communication technology is associated with the pandemic, the constant claims of alleged dark forces deliberately infecting the world population, disinformation about garlic, which is declared both a drug and a vaccine at the same time and many, many others. You will hear how the disinformation about Covid-19 has developed and spread all over the world and here in the country, and we will turn to our thoughts on how these untruths will develop in the future and what they would eventually turn into after the pandemic.
The one-hour webinar will be moderated by Filip Stojanovski, project manager of KriTink, and speakers are:
- Vladimir Petrevski, editor of Truthmeter and CriThink
- Miroslava Burns, journalist
- Ana Anastasovska, journalist and editor
- Dr. Miralem Jukic, representative of the Association of Trainee Doctors (ZLS), employed in the Ambulance Skopje
The webinar will be broadcast live on the CriThink Facebook page.
The working language of the webinar is Macedonian.
The project “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens- CriThink” is implemented by the Metamorphosis Foundation in partnership with Eurothink. The project is funded by the European Union.