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Webinar: Social Media Analytics and the COVID-19 Infodemic, May 19, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Social Media Analytics and the COVID-19 Infodemic
May 19, 2020, 12pm Central Time

Join Joseph T. Yun, the PI for the Social Media Macroscope, for an upcoming webinar about Social Media Analytics and the COVID-19 'Infodemic'.

Webinar Description:
“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in mid-February, referring to fake news that “spreads faster and more easily than this virus.” Joseph Yun has been leading a team of social media analysts to support the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) efforts in managing social media strategies for COVID-19 in the Americas while also working with the WHO to combat the COVID-19 infodemic of misinformation. This webinar will begin with a primer on what social media analytics entails, which includes research being conducted on social media analytics systems at the University of Illinois. We will then review what the WHO has been organizing with regard to fighting the COVID-19 infodemic. Finally, we will present what has been done by our team thus far with the PAHO (in partnership with the WHO) in efforts to support the Americas’ social media response to COVID-19.

To register for this webinar, visit You can also hear from Joe about this webinar on the Gies College of Business - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign LinkedIn page