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 … Read more

Astroturfing: A Quick Example from Facebook

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What is Astroturfing? Astroturfing is not new. Its history stretches back to the days of newspapers and pamphlets. But astroturfing has become a major important concern in today’s ‘post-truth’ information environment. The Guardian defines astroturfing as “the attempt to create an impression of widespread grassroots support for a policy, individual, or product, where little such … Read more