Covid-19 Disinformation Briefings
These briefings published by the British Institute for Strategic Dialogue expose how technology platforms are being used to promote disinformation, hate, extremism and authoritarianism in the context of COVID-19. It is based on ISD’s mixture of natural language processing, network analysis and ethnographic online research.
The first briefing from ISD’s Digital Research Unit is about the information ecosystem around Covid-19. It compiles research from ISD’s own analysis of online platforms, as well as summarising recent investigations and research on the state of play of disinformation around Covid-19.
The second briefing focuses on the way far-right groups and individuals are mobilising around COVID-19 in the US.