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Are universities punishing students ‘over common cold’?

By Polygraph Dominic Gregoriosenior, University of Pennsylvania“I wish the economy and the academy were not so easily incapacitated by the common cold. I wish (U. Penn) President Gutmann had heard the COVID-19 mortality rates in the U.S. were just above 0.1 percent, very similar to the seasonal flu, and acted like it.” Source: The UPENN Statesman, March 18, 2020 False COVID-19 is no common cold In a blog written for

Russian senator falsely claims poles closed airspace to virus aid

By Polygraph Alexey PushkovChairman of the commission on information policy of the Federation Council, the upper chamber of Russia’s parliament“Poland did not let Russian aircraft carrying aid to Italy pass through its airspace. This is meanness at the level of public policy. Moreover, the help was for an ally of Poland in the EU and NATO. From now on, Russia should not meet Poland half-way, on any issue.” Source: Sputnik,

Combating ‘fake news’ in the time of COVID-19 in Myanmar

Source: Global Voices This edited article by Nan Lwin is from The Irrawaddy, an independent news website in Myanmar, and is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in China’s Hubei province, social media has spawned countless fake news stories and hoaxes in Myanmar, including promises of false cures that

The great phony: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fake quarantine letter

By Polygraph All across the Internet“Read the classics. This is a quarantine letter by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was isolated in south of France in 1920 due to the Spanish influenza.” Source: Twitter, March 20, 2020 False The letter is fake, translated from a satirical piece A Russian translation of the “Quarantine letter” purportedly written by renowned American author F. Scott Fitzgerald during the Spanish flu epidemic is making the

The virus to liberate us from freedom

By EU vs Disinfo Alexander Dugin, a Russian nationalist philosopher with close ties to the Kremlin, is relishing in the COVID-19 outbreak. We are living in the period of the end of liberalism and its “obviousness” as global meta-narrative, the end of its measures and standards. Human societies will soon become free floating: no more dogmas, no more dollar-imperialism, no more free market spells, no more Fed dictatorship or global

Infowars’ Jones hawked ‘nanosilver toothpaste’ fake coronavirus cure

By Polygraph Alex JonesInfowars“The patented nanosilver we have, the Pentagon has come out and documented and Homeland Security has said this stuff kills the whole SARS-corona family at point-blank range. Well, of course it does, it kills every virus.” Source: Brighteon.com, Alex Jones Show, March 10, 2020False Nanosilver compounds have antibacterial effects, but there are no vaccines or drugs approved to treat or prevent COVID-19 Alex Jones, the American far-right

Four super fake coronavirus claims (that we saw today)

By Polygraph Everywhere onlineFake coronavirus claims are all over the internet. Below we correct a few claims about the virus origin, diagnosis, prevention and cures. Source: Social media, internet conspiracy sites Dangerously Fake If something sounds fake about COVID-19, it probably is 1. Self-Diagnosis Fake Claim: “A simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you

Figure of the week: 35

By EU vs Disinfo Fact-Checkers note a 35 % increase in disinformation, published by Serbian tabloids Not less than 945 unfounded items of news have been published in 2019 by four tabloids (Informer, Srpski Telegraf, Alo and Kurir) with the largest circulation in Serbia, fact-checking platform Raskrikavanje found in their most recent analysis. This is a 35% increase compared to 2018, when the independent website tracked 700 articles circulated by

“Nothing can be ruled out”

By EU vs Disinfo Russian state-controlled TV mixes coronavirus conspiracy theories with ambiguous debunks.  The coronavirus carries the Latin word for crown, corona. What did Donald Trump do before becoming president? He handed winners of his beauty pageant show their crowns. Which proves that the virus was manufactured on orders from President Trump. This claim was a part of a news report about the coronavirus in broadcast last week in the

Americans of all political stripes expect 2020’s fake news to be biased against their side

It’s not just the real news media partisans think is rooting for the other team — it’s the fake news media too. By Hanaa’ Tameez, for NiemanLab Fake news, misinformation, and disinformation will be major concerns in the 2020 presidential election. According to previous research by the Pew Research Center, half of American adults describe misinformation as a “very big problem” — more than who say the same about climate

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