Policy Brief Promotes Accurate Information Online

 March 20, 2020

The current coronavirus outbreak has taught us important lessons about the negative impact of closed information regimes on efforts to contain and combat emerging pandemics, the importance of an open internet, and the dangers of mis- and disinformation. The latest policy brief from the Center on Science & Technology Policy examines the role China’s restrictive information practice played in enabling the rapid spread of the disease, and how mis- and disinformation is complicating efforts to control the virus.

In their policy brief, the authors provide recommendations for how tech companies and governments can better respond to inaccurate information and bolster capabilities to identify and track emerging diseases in their early stages. The full brief can be read here.

The Center on Science & Technology Policy is a joint venture of Duke's Science & Society and the Sanford School of Public Policy.