Scientific [Self] Isolation: International Trends in Misinformation and the Departure from the Scientific Debate [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Abstract: "The digital environment became a central arena for political disputes around the world and, as such, has been subject to various disinformation campaigns. False or misleading information has populated online discussions and has circulated across different countries. Disinformation is both a global and regional phenomenon; while some false claims travel through the internet, other claims are directly related to regional beliefs and political narratives. This report analyzes trends in disinformation across different countries, evaluating different patterns to understand how countries position themselves with regards to mis and disinformation related to the pandemic."
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