Infodemic

Total 10 Posts

COVID-19 misinformation: Scientists create a ‘psychological vaccine’ to protect against fake news.

5 min read
A ‘psychological vaccine’ has the potential to counter belief in COVID-19 conspiracies. If enough people could gained a sufficient level of psychological immunity to misinformation, fake news wouldn’t have a chance to spread as far and as wide as it does currently.

Fact-checking Covid-19 disinformation.

4 min read
Fact-checking a strange digital deception that went on at the weekend about UK hospitals trying to create the idea that Covid-19 is not serious or stressing the NHS.

The pandemic is throwing up new opportunities for phishing.

2 min read
The coronavirus pandemic is creating new opportunities for criminals by capitalising on people’s concerns about their health. New online scams are proliferating every day, Rashmee Roshan Lall explains.

Do you think COVID-19 is a hoax?

3 min read
Critical thinking is more than essential to avoid falling for dangerous conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic that currently spread online and in the media. Russell Jones does an excellent job here questioning them.

Widespread health misinformation on Facebook.

3 min read
Facebook poses a major threat to public health, according to new report.

Stay Alert, Infodemic, Black Death: The fascinating origins of pandemic terms.

4 min read
Language always tells a story. As COVID-19 shakes the world, many of the words we’re using to describe it originated during earlier calamities – and have colourful tales behind them.

Why 5G conspiracy theories prosper during the coronavirus pandemic.

4 min read
Anti-5G conspiracy theories have been around for some time, but the coronavirus crisis is winning them new supporters.
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