Pakistan

Bulletin

Monthly Civic Action Teams Bulletin tracking rumors and concerns on pressing issues through citizen feedback.

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Situations like the coronavirus pandemic can quickly become a catalyst for social conflict due to misinformation, rumors, and fake news, as observed in Pakistan during recent national catastrophes caused by dengue fever, floods, and earthquakes. The situation is no different with COVID-19 as stories emerge on how fake news is being used to manipulate response efforts, spread rumors and misinformation leading to behaviors that are undermining community cohesion, and causing citizens to be unaware of the role they can play in the pandemic response.