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Social Media Junk News on Self-Isolation Rules and Religious Freedom: 'Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing 01-06-2020'   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic--and public understanding of the crisis--we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus misinformation across multiple social media platforms. For the seven days prior to 28-05-2020 we find: [1] Coronavirus misinformation from junk health news and state-backed media generated up to 1.13 million engagements in a day. Summed together, 40% of the coronavirus misinformation engaged with last week came from state-backed news agencies, and 91% of that content was generated by Chinese and Russian media outlets. [2] In total, articles produced by junk health news sources were engaged with over two million times this week, although CNN articles were engaged with over eight million times, a much greater volume than any other single outlet. [3] Thematically, junk health news sources framed social distancing policies as attacks on religious freedoms."

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2020-06-01
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Computational Propaganda Project
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