Analyzing Trump’s Medical Disinformation on Facebook

Analyzing Trump’s Medical Disinformation on Facebook

US president Donald Trump shocked the world with his latest piece of medical disinformation. Trump claimed that injecting disinfectant into the body could be an ‘interesting’ way to cure COVID-19. He later tried to back-pedal, claiming he was being sarcastic. But that wasn’t how most of the world took it. Dangers of medical disinformation The…

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories, Tribalism And Public Health

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories, Tribalism And Public Health

During the pandemic, large crowds of Trump supporters took to the streets of US cities, demanding an end to coronavirus restrictions, such as lockdown and the wearing of masks. Britain saw similar issues, albeit on a smaller scale. Why are some people so determined to ignore public health advice? Part of the answer may be…

6 Things I’ve Learned About COVID-19 Disinformation

6 Things I’ve Learned About COVID-19 Disinformation

Disinformation thrives on chaos. A global pandemic is about as chaotic as it gets. For those who seek to spread disinformation, COVID-19 presents a far grander opportunity than either the 2016 US election or the vote on Brexit. The upcoming 2020 US presidential election further fans the flames. That’s why it’s important to stop and…

How I Stayed Productive And Upbeat During Week 1 Of Coronavirus Lockdown

How I Stayed Productive And Upbeat During Week 1 Of Coronavirus Lockdown

When the UK coronavirus lockdown was first announced, I thought life was going to become a nightmare. I panicked inside at the thought of being confined to my apartment all day, every day. I didn’t know how I could stay productive and maintain a good mood when forced into my own company around the clock….