Infodemia: Concept, Social and Political Consequences, Methods of Managing

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The article is devoted to the consideration of the “infodemia” phenomenon as a result of massive fakes injections associated with the 2019-nCoV pandemic. Author analyzes the global social and political consequences of disinformation in social networks and messengers on the topic of health, official health statistics and government methods to combat the spread of the virus. There is a decrease in trust to government authorities and official information sources and also an increase in the popularity of conspiracy narratives. Author identifies methods to deal with infodemia and analyzes their effectiveness.

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Alexandra V. Borkhsenius

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8592-3538

Assistant of the Department of State and Municipal Management

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198


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