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Verified is a United Nations project to improve access to accurate information.

In the project the United Nations seeks to organize a network of millions of online volunteers to curate and fact check information online.[1]

The project is a response to misinformation online related to COVID-19.[2]

The project is especially concerned with online distribution of information.[3]

India has expressed special interest in the project and is an organizer of it along with 12 other countries.[4]

wikiHow has also partnered with Verified.[5][6]

There have been a number of campaigns launched via social media using hashtags to highlight awareness around misinformation. For example, #PledgetoPause and #OnlyTogether [7]


  1. ^ Edith M., Lederer (22 May 2020). "UN seeks millions of people to counter virus misinformation". AP NEWS.
  2. ^ Besheer, Margaret (21 May 2020). "UN Launches Effort to Counter COVID-19 Misinformation". Voice of America.
  3. ^ Stephenson, Joan (1 June 2020). "United Nations Seeks to Counter COVID-19 Misinformation with Digital First Responders". JAMA Health Forum. 1 (6): e200700. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2020.0700.
  4. ^ "India leads initiative at UN to counter misinformation on COVID-19". Deccan Chronicle. 14 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Are you sure you want to share that? Sorting online fact from fiction". 25 November 2021.
  6. ^ "How to Fight Misinformation Online - A Course authored by wikiHow and United Nations Verified".
  7. ^ "Freelance Web Developer, Brighton UK".

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