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Covid-19 Disinformation and Social Media Manipulation Trends   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "A range of actors are manipulating the information environment to exploit the Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] crisis for strategic gain. ASPI's [Australian Strategic Policy Institute] International Cyber Policy Centre is tracking many of these state and non-state actors online and will occasionally publish investigative data-driven reporting that will focus on the use of disinformation, propaganda, extremist narratives and conspiracy theories. The bulk of ASPI's data analysis uses our in-house 'Influence' Tracker tool--a machine learning and data analytics capability that draws out insights from multi-language social media datasets. This report includes three case studies that feature China, Taiwan, Russia and Africa."

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2020-04
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Australian Strategic Policy Institute
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