COVID-19 Misinformation Newsletters

26 July 2021

The COVID-19 Misinformation Newsletter is prepared by the staff of the Programme on Democracy and Technology (DemTech) at Oxford University. We summarise the latest independent research and high-quality news reporting on the production and consumption of computational propaganda and campaigns to manipulate public understanding of the health crisis.

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COVID-19 Newsletter

14 Sep 2021

CHINA AND RUSSIA EMBRACE DECENTRALISED APPROACH TO SPREADING BIOWEAPONS NARRATIVE

News Briefing:  Atlantic Council, Mandiant & Arizona State University

Academic Research: Social Science & Medicine, Memory & Cognition, & the Journal of Information Science

COVID-19 Newsletter

24 Aug 2021

COVID MISINFORMATION TOP PERFORMING FACEBOOK POST AND ADVERTISERS SPENDING BILLIONS ON MISINFORMATION WEBSITES

News Briefing: Newsguard and Comscore, Facebook & the Guardian

Academic Research: JMIR Infodemiology, Fronteirs in Public Research & Political Psychology

COVID-19 Newsletter

27 Jul 2021

ANTI-VAXXERS INCREASINGLY
BORROWING FROM EXTREMIST PLAYBOOK

News Briefing: NBC, Politico & the BBC

Academic Research: Nature Medicine, the Journal of Medical Internet Research & the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

COVID-19 Newsletter

13 Jul 2021

SHOULD PLATFORMS BAN ANTI-VAXXERS OR TALK TO THEM?

News Briefing: First Draft, the Economist & the COVID InfoDisorder project

Academic Research: The American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media & Big Data and Society

COVID-19 Newsletter

29 Jun 2021

News Briefing: NiemanLab, CNN & NPR

Academic Research: Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report, Big Data and Society & the Journal of Public Health

COVID-19 Newsletter

15 Jun 2021

News Briefing: ISD, First Draft & the Brookings Institution

Academic Research: Nature, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research & the Misinformation Review

COVID-19 Newsletter

1 Jun 2021

News Briefing: French social media, Facebook & the state of Florida

Academic Research: A review article by Khubchandani and Macias, research from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco & a study in Integrative Medicine Research

COVID-19 Newsletter

18 May 2021

News Briefing: UK government draft of the Online Safety Bill, US Fact Checker Registration Act, First Draft & the Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Academic Research: A study by Mosleh et al., research from the Vaccine Confidence Project at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & a review essay in the American Journal of Public Health study in Integrative Medicine Research

COVID-19 Newsletter

5 May 2021

News Briefing: Indian government, a report from Reuters Institute & a US Senate hearing reported by The Verge

Academic Research: A study from Indiana University, survey data from 40 countries, a survey of US participants & the Journal of Medical Internet Research

COVID-19 Newsletter

20 Apr 2021

From Oxford: The 2020 ‘Cyber Troops’ report & a data memo by Yung Au et al.

Academic Research: A study by Andrew Chadwick et al., research by Gordon Pennycook et al. & a joint study by the Digital Forensic Research Lab and the Associated Press