Who to Target ‘Misinformation,’ ‘Disinformation’ in International Law Amendment

The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) to have power against “misinformation and disinformation.” Several of the proposed amendments include expanding “potential” health emergencies, acknowledge the WHO as a “coordinating authority of international public health response,” and establishing “leverage of communication channels to communicate the risk, countering misinformation and dis-information.”

From Reclaim the Net:

These proposed amendments to the IHR are just one of the pending changes that could give the WHO greater sway over online content. The WHO is currently negotiating the zero draft of its international pandemic treaty which targets misinformation and disinformation. Like with the IHR, the WHO intends to finalize the international pandemic treaty by May 2024.