You Can’t Afford to be Misinformed

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A short video on tips on how to avoid misinformation during COVID-19 pandemic

IAWRT Philippines chapter head Lynda Garcia shares how we can promote proper information dissemination


“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic”, said World Health Organizing Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the Munich Security Conference on Feb 15.


With so much information being shared in new media today, there is a need to teach family members about the importance of Media and Information Literacy because fake news spreads faster, causing a lot of confusion and division, sometimes between family members themselves. 


Communication expert and Miriam College Communication Department chair Lynda Garcia explains how we can promote health and safety through proper information dissemination in a short video.

She cautions families about one of the biggest pandemic risks–viral misinformation—and gives tips on how to avoid it.

The video is created and published by Miriam College Family Studies as part of their “From Breakdown to Breakthrough” series.