Media Coverage of CCDH's work on
COVID-19 Misinformation

CCDH's research and communications teams are working to:

  • Explain the nature and dangers posed by health misinformation

  • Expose the infrastructure that underpins the creation and spread of misinformation and hate

  • Expose the exploitation of fears around COVID-19 to inculcate identity-based hate

  • Maintain pressure on social media companies to demonstrate the #WillToAct on misinformation and hate on their platforms

  • Educate citizens on how they should deal with misinformation

15/04/20 - The Sun: UTTER JAB-BERISH Inside barmy anti-vaxx group where coronavirus conspiracy nuts DENY pandemic exists and spread wild 5G hoaxes

25/04/20 - Esquire: Fighting The Infodemic: How Fake News Is Making Coronavirus Even More Dangerous

27/04/20 - BBC: Coronavirus: Viral WhatsApp messages 'drop 70%'

27/04/20 - Private Eye: Quacks of Doom

01/05/20 - BBC: Coronavirus: David Icke kicked off Facebook

01/05/20 - Independent: Coronavirus: Conspiracy theorist David Icke’s Facebook page deleted as pressure mounts on social media companies

01/05/20 - The Guardian: Facebook removes page belonging to conspiracy theorist David Icke

01/05/20 - Jewish Chronicle: Icke antisemitic conspiracies viewed over 30 million times, new research shows

01/05/20 - LBC

02/05/20 - BBC: Coronavirus: David Icke's channel deleted by YouTube

03/05/20 - Sky News: Coronavirus: YouTube deletes David Icke's channel over pandemic misinformation 

 

03/05/20 - ITV News: YouTube terminates David Icke's account over Covid-19 conspiracy theories 

 

03/05/20 - Newsweek: David Icke, Man Behind Coronavirus 5G Conspiracy, Has YouTube Channel Shuttered for Sharing Misinformation

04/05/20 - BBC Radio 5 Live: Imran Ahmed Interview

 

12/05/20 - Politico: 'Conspiracy bingo': Transatlantic extremists seize on the pandemic 

 

15/05/20 - The National: German far-right exploits Covid-19 to rally anti-Muslim fervour 

 

18/05/20 - Coda Story: Islamophobic Covid-19 disinfo spreads

 

21/05/20 - Brussels TImes: 5G, COVID-19, and the need to inoculate Europe against disinformation

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