Verified | #PledgetoPause: A COVID-19 initiative to counter misinformation
About the initiative
A SMALL SHARE CAN HAVE BIG CONSEQUENCES
The things we share online can spread like wildfire and a small share can have big consequences. Watch the short film above, join us in our mission to tackle misinformation and encourage your followers across your social channels to take care before they share.
BEFORE YOU SHARE, THINK:
• WHO made it?
• WHAT is the source?
• WHERE did it come from?
• WHY are you sharing this?
• WHEN was it published?
Verified was launched by the United Nations in response to the COVID crisis to cut through the noise to deliver life-saving information, fact-based advice and stories from the best of humanity. Like the virus itself, misinformation spreads from person-to-person, heightening the risk to health and spreading fear and division.
By promoting and sharing Verified messages, people are playing a crucial role in spreading reliable information about COVID-19 to their friends, families and social networks, with the goal of saving lives and countering misinformation.
PAUSE CAMPAIGN FILM
When we see misinformation, it hijack our emotions and we might not even be aware of that. Watch our film exploring the effect that misinformation has on our moods.
What can you do?
Join the campaign and help spread our message!
As the world fights COVID-19, there's never been a greater need for accurate, verified information. Verified has launched major global campaigns to tackle the most pressing issues caused by the pandemic: #OnlyTogether, #PledgetoPause, #ItsPossible.
Join us and share life-saving information with your networks.
Sign up for a free course “How to Fight Misinformation Online” presented by United Nations Verified and wikiHow. With a new lesson delivered to your inbox each day, you’ll learn firsthand how to decide when it’s safe to share information on the internet, and when to pause.
Take the course and help slow the spread of harmful misinformation online and protect your friends and family too.