Humor Over Rumor

Combating misinformation and disinformation campaigns using humor. Taiwanese hacker and Digital Minister Audrey Tang talks about how, for example, hours after a post containing misinformation is detected, Audrey’s team will publish a joke that contains the real information in it. Since meme’s and jokes get shared very quickly, this helps to rapidly inoculate the public and dispel the negative effects from misinformation.

See also:

  • You Don’t Need 100 Bees for 100 Flowers to Bloom

    A saying from a Korean drama (which might be poorly translated into English) that all it takes is a few people to spread something. What might seem like a huge effort requires only a few key players e.g. spreading a rumor.