Aggressive political networks, associations of concerned parents and even state-affiliated media - many actors share misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines currently used in the EU and around the world. Why are their motives? And how can we measure the influence these messages have on internet users?
To find out, Daiva and Eva talked to Dr Aliaksandr Herasimenka, a postdoctoral researcher at the Computational Propaganda Project at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Herasimenka is a co-author of a paper on misinformation distribution on Telegram. You can read all his papers here. In this episode Eva mentions comparisons of pandemic-related restrictions to the Holocaust - you can read more about the phenomenon here, here and here.
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