Fake News in Times of Coronavirus

Fake News in Times of Coronavirus

Political, technological, economic and social transformation changed the way we exchange information. In times of a pandemic, misinformation campaigns are not only harmful to electoral process, fact-based journalism and potential citizens’ decisions based on inaccurate information, but now also to people’s lives (Source: UN News).

“There seems to be barely an area left untouched by disinformation in relation to the COVID-19 crisis, ranging from the origin of the coronavirus, through to unproven prevention and ‘cures’, and encompassing responses by governments, companies, celebrities and others,” said Guy Berger is the Director for Policies and Strategies regarding Communication and Information at UNESCO (Source: UN News).

Since the spread of Coronavirus, Fake News did not take long time to appear in various channels ranging from social media to misinformation on local news (Source: Politico).

This use case focuses on demonstrating insights on fake news cases connected to coronavirus in different parts of the world. 

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