What is Go Viral?


helps protect you against COVID-19 misinformation. You’ll learn about some of the most common ways false and misleading information about the virus are spread. Understanding these tricks allows you to resist them the next time you come across them online. Scientists who worked with us on the development of GO VIRAL! found that playing the game significantly improves people’s ability to spot misinformation about COVID-19.

Spread the word – fight the spread of misinformation by challenging your friends and family to GO VIRAL!

You can find the most common myths about COVID-19 debunked HERE.

Who should play this game?

The recommended age for GO VIRAL! is 15+. Although the game has received a PEGI-age rating of 3 (i.e., the game has been deemed suitable for persons age 3 and up), the game does include some themes that may be interpreted as sensitive, especially to people under the age of 15. If you are unsure, always ask for parental consent.

Who is behind Go Viral!?

This game is the product of a collaboration between the social decision-making laboratory at the University of Cambridge, the UK Cabinet Office and the World Health Organization.

Discover more

The following are helpful tools and websites to help you better understand how to spot misinformation

Go Viral!

More about the Covid-19 Vaccines


How to report misinformation

Let’s flatten the infodemic curve


Data protection and fair use

Identifying information or other data from individual players is not collected. However, we do track how many people have played the game and visited the website, entirely anonymously, using Google Analytics (which uses cookies).

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