Favela Communities in Rio Launch App to Combat Fake Covid-19 Information

Launched through a partnership between Voz das Comunidades and the US Consulate in Rio, the app helps disseminate useful information about the new coronavirus.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Drinking coffee does not prevent you from getting Covid-19 and, no, being contaminated with Covid-19 will not make men infertile. Amid a flood of disinformation about the new coronavirus, community organizations in the Complexo do Alemão (complex of favelas in Rio's North Zone), have launched, in partnership with the United States Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, a mobile application to help the thousands of residents of the favela communities in the region navigate through what is and what is not fake news.

“The first false news we saw was that those in . . .

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