September 20, 2021 at 1:55 pm #1994784xileffilexParticipant
The Coronahoax disinformation gatekeepers
Get Ready for a Vaccine Information War
Social media is already filling up with misinformation about a Covid-19 vaccine, months or years before one even exists.
straignt out of the pandemic simulation playbook – May 13 2020
I wanted to understand if my fears about a vaccine-related information war were valid, so I reached out to Neil Johnson and Rhys Leahy, two researchers at George Washington University. On Wednesday, their study of the online anti-vaccine movement was published in the science journal Nature.
The online competition between pro- and anti-vaccination views
To recover from this pandemic, we need to mobilize a pro-vaccine movement that is as devoted, as internet-savvy and as compelling as the anti-vaccine movement is for its adherents. We need to do it quickly, with all the creativity and urgency of the scientists who are developing the vaccine itself. Millions of lives and trillions of dollars in economic activity may depend not just on producing a vaccine, but on persuading people to accept it
Remember this is May 2020, 16 months prior to my writing this… all the reasons to avoid the jab – travel, lack of trials and Gates connections were previewed in this NYT piece of predictive programming and anyone against what we are up against in September 2021 was a conspeeeracee theeeeorist to be countered.
when the time comes to persuade billions of people to take a critical coronavirus vaccine, our public health officials and social media companies will be outgunned by a well-oiled anti-vaccine movement that has already polluted the air with misinformation and conspiracy theories.
The Neil F Johnson Nature article just happened to be published the same day as the NYT piece, as if the latter were all ready to go…
Distrust in scientific expertise is dangerous…..Opposition to vaccination with a future vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the causal agent of COVID-19, for example, could amplify outbreaks, as happened for measles in 2019 starts off the Johnson paper, a study of facebook users’ posts
What is interesting….
Received >08 January 2020
Accepted 07 April 2020 Published 13 May 2020
as if they knew….
That wasn’t the end of Johnson’s research…
June 15 2021 [Received November 17 2020, Accepted April 26 2021 – a very long period of review…..
Online hate network spreads malicious COVID-19 content outside the control of individual social media platforms
We show that malicious COVID-19 content, including racism, disinformation, and misinformation, exploits the multiverse of online hate to spread quickly beyond the control of any individual social media platform. We provide a first mapping of the online hate network across six major social media platforms. We demonstrate how malicious content can travel across this network in ways that subvert platform moderation efforts
A very interesting diversion for what is supposed to be one of the world’s most prestigious scientific pubvlications.September 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm #1994785xileffilexParticipant
More from rent-a-quote NF Johnson
November 30 2020
Covid-19 vaccines face a varied and powerful misinformation movement online
“The anti-vaccination network is all about passing on narratives, passing on stories, supporting each other, just like an insurgency,” Johnson said. “And just like an insurgency, it is embedded with the mainstream civilian population as it were. And that is their strength.”
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