Both Russia and increasingly also China have been amplifying divisive narratives about EU and NATO member states, and transatlantic allies, during the coronavirus pandemic, Program Manager Nad’a Kovalcikova said on this European Liberal Forum webinar entitled “Liberties in Lockdown — Freedom of expression and the risk of disinformation.” Kovalcikova explained that China has been adapting its tactics from public diplomacy and propaganda to a style of disinformation that resembles the Russian playbook. As the amount and amplification of disinformation increases, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to debunk false information and know what reliable sources they can count on. Social media platforms need to increasingly coordinate to counter such amplification, she said.
Nad’a Kovalcikova Discusses Coronavirus Disinformation with the European Liberal Forum
April 22, 2020|
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