The Peru approach against the COVID-19 infodemic: Insights and strategies

Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Christian R. Mejia, Jaime Delgado-Zegarra, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales, Arturo A. Arce-Esquivel, Mario J. Valladares-Garrido, Mauricio Rosas Del Portal, León F. Villegas, Walter H. Curioso, M. Chandra Sekar, Jaime A. Yáñez

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The COVID-19 epidemic has spawned an "infodemic,"with excessive and unfounded information that hinders an appropriate public health response. This perspective describes a selection of COVID-19 fake news that originated in Peru and the government's response to this information. Unlike other countries, Peru was relatively successful in controlling the infodemic possibly because of the implementation of prison sentences for persons who created and shared fake news. We believe that similar actions by other countries in collaboration with social media companies may offer a solution to the infodemic problem.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)583-586
PublicaciónAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
EstadoIndizado - ago. 2020

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