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Coronavirus: Disinformation

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 84695, tabled on 3 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what staffing and resource is provided to the unit in his Department tackling covid-19 misinformation.

Answered on

8 September 2020

In support of the Government’s central Covid-19 response, the Counter Disinformation Unit stood up on 5 March 2020. The Unit brings together cross-government capabilities, including monitoring, analysis and strategic communications. It includes teams in DCMS, the Home Office, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Cabinet Office. The Unit is resourced full time through existing cross-government teams.

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