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Attacks on freedom of expression ‘devastating’ for public health (Al Jazeera)

Attacks on freedom of expression by governments, and the spread of misinformation globally during the COVID-19 pandemic have had “a devastating impact” on people’s ability to access accurate information to help them cope with the health crisis, Amnesty International has said.

The report – Silenced and Misinformed: Freedom of Expression in Danger During COVID-19 – published on Tuesday reveals how authorities’ use of censorship and punishment during the pandemic has reduced the quality of information reaching people.

Attacks on freedom of expression ‘devastating’ for public health | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera