Glossary: Disinformation during a pandemic may have deadly consequences

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Facebook said on April 16, 2020, it is going to let users know if they liked, reacted or commented on posts with harmful misinformation about the coronavirus that moderators later removed. Facebook says it will also direct people who engaged with those posts to information about virus myths debunked by the World Health Organization. Facebook said on April 16, 2020, it is going to let users know if they liked, reacted or commented on posts with harmful misinformation about the coronavirus that moderators later removed. Facebook says it will also direct people who engaged with those posts to information about virus myths debunked by the World Health Organization. (Source: TASR)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles "Infodemic hit Slovakia as well" and " TV Markíza the most watched, Nový Čas the top daily", you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

adhere [ədˈhɪə] držať sa, dodržiavať

amplify [ˈæmplɪˌfaɪ] zosilniť, umocniť

benefactor [ˈbenɪˌfæktə] mecenáš, sponzor

boost [buːst] oživiť, povzbudiť

broadsheet [ˈbrɔːdˌʃiːt] seriózna tlač

comfort [ˈkʌmfət] utešiť, upokojiť

cover [ˈkʌvə] pokrývať (spravodajsky)

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