Case Study of Disinformation Related to Coronavirus

Jonáš Syrovátka, Šimon Pinkas, Adam Novák a Dominika Urhová / 1 Aug, 2020

Societies in crises tend to be more suspicious, confused and susceptible to false stories. In this regard, the current Coronavirus pandemic represents a tremendous challenge. The governments are confronted with tackling not only COVID-19 impact on the public health, but also on the information space where disinformation and misinformation has already caused a lot of confusion in an already critical situation.

PSSI has monitored the coverage of coronavirus pandemic on the Czech websites known to be spreading disinformation, misinformation and other contested content with the aim of identifying main narratives, authors and patterns of spreading various messages. Read the resulting study (in Czech), or summary of findings (in Czech or English).