What’s in a meme – understanding online narratives and health misinformation through visual language expression during emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic and Monkeypox outbreak

Understand online narratives and health misinformation through visual language expression during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and monkeypox outbreak

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 2:00 p.m.15:00 Geneva, 08:009:00 a.m. New York

During a public health emergency, understanding people’s information needs, concerns and stories circulating in the communities they are part of is the foundation of evidence-based management of the infodemic. Using examples of COVID-19 and monkeypox, experts from various regions and backgrounds will discuss how visual communication e.g. emojis, images, videos can help assess and dealing with infodemics.

Panelists

Jamie CohenAssistant Professor, CUNY Queens College (10-minute pre-recorded opening remarks, will NOT join in person)

Claire WardleProfessor of Practice at Brown University / Co-Founder of First Draft

Harry SoufehmiFounder and Presidium, MAFINDO

Sergio CecchiniTeam Leader of the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance, hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa

Farida VisProfessor of Digital Media at Manchester Metropolitan University / Director of the Manchester School of Art Research Center (MSARC)

Questions and answers

Attendees will be able to submit questions during the webinar using Zoom’s “Q&A” feature. You can also submit them in advance by sending them to [email protected]

Briana R. Cross