Disinformation is on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic. The EU is fighting back, and tech companies are clamping down. But will moves to censor content just fuel the conspiratorial fire?
“Global health crises are one of the common examples where it is accompanied by all kinds of ‘infodemic,’ or abundance of information, that can be contradictory or confusing. And so, it is not that difficult to actually exploit already existing uncertainty or confusion in the information space,” Fellow and Program Manager Nad’a Kovalcikova said.