The Covid-19 pandemic has been accompanied by the circulation of a significant volume of mis-and dis-information globally. Rumours and conspiracy theories about the virus itself and the vaccination campaign that followed spread widely, particularly online. This panel explores the trends in disinformation relating to the pandemic and asks how much is new, how concerned should we be about levels of disinformation, and whether historical research might suggest solutions.
Chairded by Philip Murphy (Director, History & Policy, Institute of Historical Research, London)
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