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How Russia makes politics with viruses

Diseases had previously served the KGB as an occasion for targeted disinformation. Today the corona crisis is used to make Russia look good and the West look bad. By Maik Baumgärtner , Marcel Rosenbach and Alexander Sarovic – 04/08/2020, 00∶25 AM Did the novel corona virus develop in British military laboratories? Was it bred by Latvian scientists? Or is Covid-19 …

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PRESS RELEASE – Semantic Visons: Visualizing the Spread of COVID-19 in Global Online Media

Prague, Czech Republic, 4 April 2020 Czech-based data analytics and risk assessment firm Semantic Visions (SV) has released to YouTube a dramatic geospatial visualization of the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the world’s online media. “This visualization not only mirrors the spread of the disease itself, but our data shows exactly how the coronavirus story was presented in national …

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Russia leading from behind: Coronavirus-focused case study of cross-border disinformation spread

Semantic Visions (SV) has conducted an in-depth assessment of cross-border transmission of disinformation related to the global outbreak of coronavirus. Using the company’s proprietary militarygrade Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) System, the report looks at the situation from a global perspective using the case study of the Czech Republic as a target country. It analyses the origin, development and shaping of disinformation narratives and tracks their pathways into the Czech-speaking cyberspace. The information used for this report is based on advanced semantic and sentiment analysis system that processes over 1 million news articles per day, from 750 thousand online sources.