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German Plot, Twitter Disinformation : Inoculated Newsletter (08.12.2022)

Here is our news roundup: Researchers see a clear link between Twitter misinformation and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and refusal, according to Tech Policy Press. Reichsbürger, the movement behind a plan to overthrow Germany’s government, gained momentum from conspiracy theories that grew during the pandemic, turning it into a potent

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🎧 Twitter’s Turmoil Predicted by Disinformation Researchers: Season 4 Episode 5

Twitter’s Turmoil Was Predicted By Disinformation ResearchersWith Twitter in turmoil, we are inviting you to revisit our conversation with WF Thomas, a disinformation researcher. Eva talked to him while working on a story on audio disinformation, which was part of her Transatlantic Media Fellowship by the Heinrich Boell Foundation

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🎧 Who are the Doctors who Spread Disinformation and Why Do They Do It? Season 4 Episode 4

Who are the Doctors Who Spread Disinformation and Why Do They Do It?As Dr. Oz loses his bid for a seat in the US Senate and the American Board of Internal Medicine moves to strip a falsehood-spreading doctor’s qualifications, we look at the phenomenon of medical doctors spreading

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ReAwaken America, Truth Social, Twitter after Musk: Inoculated Newsletter (10.11.2022)

So here's what happened in the past two weeks: 📰News of the week: Part Trump rally, part religious service, and much conspiracy theory thrown in: The Guardian reports on the ReAwaken America tour. Truth Social faces two federal investigations and an uncertain financial future. But it has still managed to

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🎧 Conspiracy ​🤝 Spirituality = Conspirituality: Season 4 Episode 3

According to Pew Research, six-in-ten American adults accept at least one of New Age beliefs: psychics, spiritual energy, reincarmation and/or astrology. And overall, seven-in-ten women hold at least one New Age belief, compared to just over half of men. Research also shows that spiritual people are more likely to

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Are Emojis Flummoxing Factcheckers?: Inoculated Newsletter (27.10.2022)

This week's news: The use of emojis makes moderating social media much more complicated, according to Popular Science. 50 European fact-checking organizations voted and agreed upon the mission and shape of an association that will govern a code of standards and represent Europe’s fact-checking community.Ahead of the midterm

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🎧 Homeopathy – a Pseudoscientific Gateway to Anti -Vaccine Views and COVID-19 Denialism? Season 4 Episode 2

Homeopathy, a pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine based on principles including ‘like cures like’,  came to be at a time when opium, blood-letting and alcohol were all common treatments for illnesses. Study after study, it has been proven not to work, and testing of homeopathic products appears to often fail

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Infowars to pay $1B in Sandy Hook Case, Multilingual Fact-Checking: Inoculated Newsletter (12.10.2022)

This week, read how Alex Jones, a trafficker in disinformation was held accountable by a Connecticut court. Read more: 📰News: Alex Jones must pay eight Sandy Hook families $1 billion a jury ruled, The New York Times reports. Multilingual fact-checking groups are pushing back against misleading translations, manipulated images and

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🎧 How Russia Exploits Antivaccine Sentiment to Spread Energy Disinformation: Season 4 Episode 1

The prospect of a cold winter makes energy a hot topic in Europe. Russia, aiming to chip away at Western support for Ukraine, is spreading energy disinformation.

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Doppelganger, Hahaganda, and Food Supply Disinfo: Inoculated Newsletter (29.09.2022)

Welcome back! And welcome to a new season of The Inoculated newsletter. Keep on reading to stay on top of what's happening in disinformation. Here's the 📰News: A Russia-based influence operation network has been operating in Europe since at least May 2022 and is still ongoing, according to EU Disinfo

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🎧 Episode 31: Can Robots Detect Disinformation?

Can Robots Detect Disinformation?We previously reported that robots can spew out new kinds of disinformation. But can they also help detect and flag it? To find out, Eva talked to researcher Giovanni Da San Martino, who is researching natural language processing at the University of Padova.Here are some

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Polio Found in London, Austria Scraps Jab Mandate: Inoculated Newsletter (23.06.2022)

Hi readers, this is our last rodeo before we head out to enjoy our summer breaks – back in September, promise. We've already seen that the childhood vaccinations have dipped during the pandemic, but in some truly frightening news, traces of the polio vaccine and evidence that it has spread from




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