India has appealed for cooperation between countries and technology companies to curb wrong informations related to Covid-19. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutarais said that due to the epidemic, there is a danger of less trust in public institutions and democratic processes in developed countries.
- Last Updated:September 11, 2020, 9:18 PM IST
Paulomi Tripathi, Counselor for India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, said, “This global epidemic has shown the current dilemma of a society with information.” We are receiving misinformation that has endangered the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, divided societies through fake news and manipulated videos and weakened the trust of authorities in dealing with the disease. . ‘ He said that due to lack of access to information, the processes of decision making and positive social change are suffocating. Tripathi said that with increasing social and political enmity between the epidemic, tensions in mutual relations between countries are increasing and violence, bigotry and discrimination have increased during the epidemic. He said, ‘We need more cooperation between countries and other partners including technology, so that the dissemination of misinformation can be stopped.’
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Low risk of trust
On this occasion, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutarais said that due to the epidemic, there is a danger of less trust in public institutions and democratic processes in developed countries. He said, “Since the founding of the United Nations, we have never faced such a complex and multi-dimensional threat to global peace and security.” Gutares said, “Amidst this grave danger, it has become more important to work for a culture of peace as an important basis of global cooperation.”