Soufan Center—a nonprofit located in the Middle East—and verification platform Truepic are utilizing digital tools in order to reveal and address underreported stories, as well as identify misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The danger of fake news has become very apparent for individuals who are now looking for ways to make sure that the information they are consuming is authentic and trustworthy. Many are also coming to the realization that Western media is very biased and that global stories, especially ones from conflict zones, are actively and purposefully omitted.
Through this collaboration, Soufan Center seeks to remedy this. The truth-prioritizing collaboration works to bring awareness with verified interviews, photographs, and videos, mostly to those who live in Western countries about the state of conflict zones during COVID. This includes countries like Syria, Yemen, and more.
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