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Who is behind Spanish Telegram’s storm of Covid Disinformation?

Coda Story
02/08/2021

In this report, Coda Story analyzes the network of information sources spreading “skeptical” views (anti-mask, anti-lockdown) regarding COVID-19 in Spain on the messaging application Telegram. This network is made up of “an eclectic mix of rightwing sympathizers, anti-establishment activists and conspiracy theorists,” as well as “Latin American media outlets, Russian disinformation networks and Chinese dissidents.”

The authors describe the application Telegram as a “haven” for conspiracy theories surrounding the virus. The application has namely allowed anti-lockdown protesters to organize themselves online.

Topic :  Covid-19 & disinformation  
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Country :  Spain 
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Language  :  English 
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