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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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AI Startups and the Fight Against Online Disinformation

On both sides of the Atlantic, governments, foundations, and companies are looking at how to solve the problem of online dis/misinformation. Some emphasize the demand side of the problem, believing it important to focus on consumer behavior and the use of media literacy and fact-checking. Some focus on legal remedies such as platform-liability and hate-speech laws as well as privacy …