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Coronavirus: Polygraph and Directorate-General of Health Establish Partnership against “Fake News” (Coronavírus: Polígrafo e Direção-Geral da Saúde Estabelecem Parceria contra as “Fake News”)

Date Enacted: March 2020
Country: Portugal

Coronavirus related material published by the fact-checking platform Polígrafo “will be previously subject to scientific validation by an expert appointed by the Directorate-General for Health.” This effort is being undertaken in order to “fight against misinformation” regarding COVID-19 and to address the risk to public health resulting from the “publication and sharing of false information.”