What is an information vacuum?

We spoke to two leading fact-checking journalists to find out.

An information vacuum occurs when there isn’t a clear consensus around an issue.

In this video, Cory Bergman and Jillian Stampher from Factal – an organisation dedicated to verifying breaking news to help protect those at risk – talk to Verified about how the COVID-19 information vacuum created fertile ground for the spread of misinformation. And what all of us can do to cut through the vacuum and access reliable information.