British Medical Journal

COVID-19: Silencing health workers, researchers, and journalists caused unnecessary deaths, says Amnesty International

Governments are causing unnecessary covid-19 deaths by trying to silence healthcare workers, journalists, and researchers, Amnesty International has said.

By clamping down on freedom of expression they have damaged peoples’ ability to access accurate and timely information to help them respond to the global health crisis, the human rights group said in a report Silenced and Misinformed: Freedom of Expression in Danger During COVID-19. Simultaneously, big tech has amplified the reach of inaccurate and dangerous information.

Source: COVID-19: Silencing health workers, researchers, and journalists caused unnecessary deaths, says Amnesty International