Infodemic

Total 9 Posts

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.

Coronavirus: We are ALL in it together.

4 min read
The weeks and months to come will be difficult. It is our time to shine.
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