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Articles tagged COVID-19 (36)

“There isn’t a good origin story for the virus, and so this information vacuum is allowing misinformation to circulate.”
A Covid-19 vaccine is coming. Will public health messaging be enough to convince Americans to get it?
Christian outlets work in tandem with religious leaders, retweeting and sharing one another’s content to maintain a media ecosystem editorially independent from the secular press.
Our research found that Democrats and Republicans held genuine but different beliefs, not just about values or policies, but about basic facts.
“What we can say from prior research is that these sorts of laws do, in fact, chill a broad range of public communication, and that is where the problem lies.”
And what about Trump’s hydroxychloroquine and bleach proclamations?
“While a single disinformation campaign may have a specific objective — for instance, changing public opinion about a political candidate or policy — pervasive disinformation works at a more profound level to undermine democratic societies.”
Plus: “The H&M of audio drama,” Apple News Today, and Gimlet’s accessibility lawsuit.
Plus: How a fake news headline came to be (there are no “Obama-Soros Antifa Supersoldiers”) and trends in Covid-19 misinformation.