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dr Reisa Shares Tips on Distinguishing Hoax or Misinformation on COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, 27-July-2021 20:30

Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling and Ambassador for Behavior Change dr Reisa Broto Asmoro
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Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling and Ambassador for Behavior Change dr Reisa Broto Asmoro
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling and Ambassador for Behavior Change dr Reisa Broto Asmoro said that hoax or misinformation is the main challenge faced by the public in terms of COVID-19 vaccination.

"Actually, when we talk about the challenges of vaccines, there are many challenges. However, the main challenge is from the public itself, as what we face the most are hoaxes or misinformation related to vaccines," Reisa said in the "Tuesday Spirit Dialogue" at the KPCPEN Media Center, in Jakarta, on Tuesday (07/27/2021).

Reisa said that Indonesia has seen as many as 5,000 hoaxes related to vaccination activities carried out by the government since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To deal with the many hoax news circulating in the public, Reisa provides a way on how to distinguish true news and hoax news.

"We have to know before we share the news, we have to know whether this news is a hoax or not. Usually if the news that is received is negative, it is usually made dramatic. It's bombastic and there's no official reference or valid source," she said when explaining the first way to combat vaccine hoaxes.

The second thing that must be done by the public is to go to the website www.covid19.go.id or www.kemkes.go.id.

Reisa further revealed that on the www.covid19.go.id website, the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information has created a special link for the hoax buster that can help the public validate whether the news is a hoax or not.

"Just enter the keyword related to vaccines, whatever the question is. After that, a news references will come and inform whether it's a hoax or not," Raisa said.

The last way that Reisa disclosed is to always follow news or information from official sources, including information from government spokespersons. The news and information that has been shared officially has been verified many times and submitted to systems that support the dissemination of that information, as reported by Antara.

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