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:  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.  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.  Thematically, junk health news sources framed social distancing policies as attacks on religious freedoms."
Computational Propaganda Project
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