Verified By UN
Under the “Al Araby- Partnerships for Development” program, Al Araby TV concluded a cooperation agreement with the UN-led Verified Initiative.
This first-of-its-kind initiative on the internet calls upon people to verify the information and to be cautious before sharing any content on the internet.
It aims at changing the behaviours of internet users and establishing new norms on the internet to fight the increasing impact of misinformation that spreads rapidly.
The “Pause” campaign, a part of Verified, seeks to change the behaviour of spreading misinformation and to mobilize experts, researchers, governments, influencers, civil society, companies, organizers and media outlets. Moreover, it helps increase media awareness, provide true information confirmed by scientists and share solidarity stories from across the world.
Under-Secretary-General Melissa Fleming said: “Misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to the death of people. It’s clear that we cannot successfully fight the pandemic without fighting misinformation.”
Al Araby TV will participate in this initiative by publishing the content of the campaign to the public on social media to raise awareness on the importance of verifying information before sharing it on the Internet.