COVID-19 disinformation : a multi-national, whole society perspective / Ritu Gill, Rebecca Goolsby, editors.

Cham : Springer, 2022.
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  • Advanced sciences and technologies for security applications [More in this series]
  • Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications Ser.
Summary note
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a threat to our health and economy, but also has strong implications for defence and security. Indeed, defence leaders have highlighted a second fight surrounding the spread of COVID-19, namely disinformation and preparing to face adversaries willing to exploit the public health crisis for nefarious purposes. The current pandemic is a breeding ground for the propagation of disinformation, as it represents the first major global health event in which large social media platforms have become the main distributor of information. This multi-national edited volume consists of contributions from Defence Science, academia and industry, including NATO Headquarters, United States, Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom and Norway. The content is aimed at a diverse audience, including NATO members, researchers from defence and security organizations, academics, and militaries including analysts and practitioners, as well as policy makers. This volume focuses on various aspects of COVID-19 disinformation, including identifying global dominant disinformation narratives and the methods used to spread disinformation, examining COVID-19 disinformation within the broader context of the cognitive domain, examining the psychological effects of COVID-19 disinformation and COVID-19 disinformation on instant messaging platforms, along with examining various countermeasures to disinformation.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 12, 2022).
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  • 2. Cognitive Warefare: NATO, COVID-19 and the Impact of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
  • 3. Developing Approaches to Detect and Mitigate COVID-19 Misinfodemic in Social Networks for Proactive Policymaking
  • 4. COVID-19 Disinformation, Misinformation and Malinformation During the Pandemic Infodemic: A View from the United Kingdom
  • 5. Web of Lies: Mapping the Narratives, Effects and Amplifiers of Russian COVID-19 Disinformation
  • 6. The Asian COVID-19 Infodemic on Instant Messaging Platforms
  • 7. How to Defence Against COVID Related Disinformation
  • 8. Are You Seeing What I am Seeing? Ensuring Data Relevance for Online Information Environment Assessments.
  • 9783030948252 ((electronic bk.))
  • 3030948250 ((electronic bk.))
  • 10.1007/978-3-030-94825-2
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