What’s in a meme – understanding online narratives and health misinformation through visual language expression during emergencies like COVID-19 pandemic and Monkeypox outbreak


Understanding online narratives and health misinformation through visual language expression during emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic and the monkeypox outbreak

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 14:0015:00 Geneva, 08:009:00 New York

During a public health emergency, understanding people’s information needs, concerns and narratives that are circulating in communities they are part of, is a foundation for evidence-based infodemic management. Using examples from COVID-19 and monkeypox,
experts from various regions and backgrounds will discuss how visual communication, e.g. emojis, images, videos, can help in assessing and addressing infodemics.

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Panelists

Jamie Cohen, Assistant Professor, CUNY Queens College (10min pre-recorded opening remarks, will NOT join in person)

Claire Wardle, Professor of the Practice at Brown University/Co-founder of First Draft

Harry Sufehmi, Founder & Presidium, MAFINDO

Sergio Cecchini, Team Lead of the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance, hosted by WHO Regional Office for Africa

Farida Vis, Professor of Digital Media at Manchester Metropolitan University/Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre (MSARC)

Q&A

Participants will be able to submit questions during the webinar by using Zoom’s “Q&A” feature. You may also submit them in advance by sending them to [email protected]

 



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