These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus ‘infodemic’ coming

Joan Donovan, Claire Wardle and Kate Starbird have been preparing for this moment for a decade.

 

For a handful of disinformation researchers, the information crisis that has unfolded around the coronavirus pandemic seemed inevitable.

Joan Donovan, Claire Wardle and Kate Starbird have been preparing for this moment for a decade, capturing the data of the internet, tracking disinformation campaigns and calling for traditional and social media platforms to take responsibility for their spread. …

Source: These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus ‘infodemic’ coming


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