Covid-19: False Information Online

Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 4th May 2020.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Conservative, Windsor

What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to prevent false information on covid-19 spreading online.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Misleading information about coronavirus, whether it is maliciously intended or not, could cost lives. The work to tackle false information is led by our colleagues in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport across all of Government. We are also working closely with social media platforms to help them to remove dangerous incorrect claims about the virus and promoting steps that everyone can take to reduce the spread of false information.