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dc.contributor.authorBowles, Jeremy
dc.contributor.authorLarreguy, Horacio
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shelley
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-24T16:45:56Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.citationBowles, Jeremy, Horacio Larreguy, and Shelley Liu. “Countering Misinformation Via WhatsApp: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe.” CID Working Paper Series 2020.380, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 2020.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37366416*
dc.description.abstractWe examine how information from trusted social media sources can shape knowledge and behavior when misinformation and mistrust are widespread. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe, we partnered with a trusted civil society organization to randomize the timing of the dissemination of messages aimed at targeting misinformation about the COVID-19 virus to 27,000 newsletter WhatsApp subscribers. We examine how exposure to these messages affects individual beliefs about how to deal with the COVID-19 virus and preventative behavior. The results show that social media messaging from trusted sources may have substantively large effects on not only individual knowledge but also ultimately on related behavior.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCenter for International Development at Harvard Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/cid/publicationsen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleCountering Misinformation Via WhatsApp: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabween_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalCID Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.date.available2020-11-24T16:45:56Z


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