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Tackling Misinformation

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has remained a headline story over the past few months as international health agencies and effected countries battle to contain the disease. As of Monday 18 August, it had claimed more than 1,200 lives. Communicating information about how Ebola is spread is key to curtailing the outbreak. You would think that having more communication channels available than ever before would make this task easier. But does being better connected mean the spread of misinformation is more rapid? And how can we, as communicators, tackle misinformation being spread about our own messages?

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