01 April 2020 – Provided guidance on fake news and misinformation

Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The German Government provides information on how to distinguish official information from potential myths and fake information on a separate site on their homepage.

It explains how official statistics are calculated, how COVID-19 tests work, how differences between countries in infection rates, death rates and other statistics can be explained, and what information the government is basing its decision on.

It also provides guidance to critically reflect on information before spreading it, links to official government information sources and fact checking websites.
Full details here: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/falschmeldungen-erkennen-1738120