To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how her Department's covid-19 misinformation unit will differ from the anti-disinformation unit in the Cabinet Office; and for what reasons that unit is separate from the anti-disinformation unit.
23 March 2020
Addressing the challenges of disinformation and misinformation is a whole of government effort. DCMS is coordinating a cross-government capability which brings together existing expertise from within Government to provide the most comprehensive picture possible about the extent, scope and impact of disinformation and misinformation on the Covid-19 crisis.
There are a number of other organisations that have relevant capabilities and responsibilities which are brought together through this work. This includes teams in, DCMS, the Home Office, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Cabinet Office and No10.