Oroko Berlin Message on COVID-19 and Misinformation:
As the world fights the deadly COVID-19 pandemic – the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War – we are also seeing another epidemic — a dangerous epidemic of misinformation.
Around the world, people are scared. They want to know what to do and where to turn for advice.
This is a time for science and solidarity.
Yet the global ‘misinfo-demic’ is spreading.
Harmful health advice and snake-oil solutions are proliferating.
Falsehoods are filling the airwaves.
Wild conspiracy theories are infecting the Internet.
Hatred is going viral, stigmatizing and vilifying people and groups.
The world must unite against this disease.
Follow simple rules and save your life and the life of your love ones.