Welcome to this week’s edition of the Checklist. Misinformation about novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to go viral and the tide of false content is high. We're beginning to see governments and social media platforms react to the misinfodemic in different ways.
Meedan is tracking misinformation related to the epidemic. We’re working with our partners to understand how the absence of credible sources of information feeds the spread of health misinformation during global events. If you’re designing a response to address misinformation related to the coronavirus, please let us know.
The theme of today’s newsletter is misinformation and governance. We’ve got updates on coronavirus misinformation and ensuing arrests in Asian countries, incoming details on Facebook's oversight board, and the internet shutting down again in Myanmar. We’re writing to you this week from New York and New Delhi.