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Targeted Harassment: The Spread of #Coronajihad   [open html - 0B]

From the Overview: "In the spring of 2020, a viral slogan [hyperlink] purporting that Muslims were purposely spreading COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in India was disseminated online using recontextualized [hyperlink] videos. India's ruling political party eventually adopted [hyperlink] the term, allowing it to spread even further, leading to harassment [hyperlink] before critical press [hyperlink] and mitigation efforts by social media platforms dampened the campaign. Based on the evidence and pattern of activity, #coronajihad was likely not a campaign crafted and executed by a single set of operators, but rather one in which individuals participated organically, with influencers [hyperlink] helping to spread the spread the slogan in the early stages."

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2020-10-20
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Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
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Media Manipulation Casebook: https://mediamanipulation.org/
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