Beyond Borders | A Year Into COVID-19, Infodemic Thrives and Mutates



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Beyond Borders | A Year Into COVID-19, Infodemic Thrives and Mutates
By Reporting ASEAN • Issue #1 • View online
Just over a year into the pandemic, there are few signs that we can soon use ‘COVID-19’ in the past tense.
In this very long present moment, the infodemic that the pandemic brought with it is thriving, a year after Thailand reported the first COVID-19 case in Southeast Asia on 13 January 2020. 
Our three story picks in this first edition of ‘Beyond Borders’, a newsletter by the Reporting ASEAN series, check out various facets of our shared online spaces in the time of COVID-19.
In the first story, the contact tracing of a viral hoax around alkaline foods shows how lies race across languages and cultures. In the second article, fact-checkers in Myanmar’s already challenging ‘noisy’ online world are playing catch-up with COVID-19 misinformation and its mutations. The third story shows how some Malaysians are doing their own news filtering of sorts.
Take a look, too, at our infographics on Southeast Asians’ views on vaccination.
Coming up soon: Insights from our survey on how Southeast Asians interact with news and misinformation around COVID-19. (Warm thanks to our series partner, the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.)
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1 #fighttheinfodemic
Contact Tracing A COVID-19 Hoax
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Myanmar's Fact-checkers Try to Catch Up with Infodemic
Read this in Burmese | Vietnamese
Vaccine for Misinformation? Good Journalism
Read this in Vietnamese
2 V is for Vaccine
3 Clickworthy
G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035
'2034,'Peril in the South China Sea  (Excerpt from 'A Novel from the Next World War')
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