“Coronavirus: Infodemics and Disinformation”, Carme Colomina (CIDOB, Spain)

The coronavirus information overload is riddled with fake news, hoaxes and conspiracy theories. Distrust has become the new reality. Distrust of science and institutions, and of official narratives.

No information vaccine currently exists to fight the viral force of the disinformation generated around a pandemic that has amplified the vulnerabilities of a physically and communicatively connected world. But who and what interests are hidden behind this disinformation?

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