EEAS publishes report update on COVID-19 disinformation

29-04-2021
EEAS publishes report update on COVID-19 disinformation
EEAS publishes report update on COVID-19 disinformation
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The EU External Action Service (EEAS) has just published an update to the COVID-19 disinformation special report covering the period December 2020-April 2021.

Disinformation around the COVID-19 pandemic, the measures taken to contain it and vaccine roll-out campaigns, continues to be significant, says the report. Since the last special report, issued in December 2020, the roll-out of different vaccines has gained momentum in many countries around the world, and in conjunction with this, vaccine-related disinformation increased and contributed to spreading fear and mistrust in any type of vaccine.

The objective of this report is to provide a snapshot overview of the current trends and insights into disinformation activities related to COVID-19/Coronavirus. The report builds on the findings of previous EEAS special reports on this subject, notably the update covering May-November 2020.

 

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