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 new threat, according to the New York Times.
- Kremlin's disinformation evokes imagery of satanism to dehumanize Ukraine, justify Russian war crimes & elevate the Kremlin as defenders of ‘traditional values’, according to EUvsDisinfo.
A new paper on how a group of researchers responded to vaccine misinformation shared by moms in aFacebook group on COVID19. Moms were very tolerant to their providing empathy-driven evidence-based info in response to misinformation.
This book by Matthew Remski is coming out in June 2023:
"Conspirituality takes a deep dive into the troubling phenomenon of influencers who have curdled New Age spirituality and wellness with the politics of paranoia—peddling vaccine misinformation, tales of child trafficking, and wild conspiracy theories."