Skip to main content
EU Science Hub
News article1 April 2021

COVID-19 media surveillance - 1 April 2021

This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
© European Union, 2020, EMM/MEDISYS

This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.

It is created with the Europe Media Monitor (EMM).

The selection and placement of stories are determined automatically by a computer program.

Headlines

Twitter

The following news were found among the most mentioned/retweeted items:

  • "Belgium must lift ‘all Covid-19 measures’ within 30 days, Brussels court rules" (brusselstimes)
  • "Avoiding coronavirus infection in indoor spaces: don’t breathe other people’s air" (elpais)
  • "Opinion: The GOP is facing a sickness deeper than the coronavirus" (washingtonpost)
  • "A City remade. Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Manhattan May Never Be the Same." (nytimes)
  • "Against the odds, Cuba could become a coronavirus vaccine powerhouse" (washingtonpost)

The most mentioned English sources were the Washington Post, AP news, the New York Times, Reuters and CNN.

El Diario, El Pais, Latinus, and Francetvinfo and 20minutes were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Misinformation

523 articles from unverified sources were selected forming 9 supernarratives over the last week:

misinformation_nbr_articles20210401hub_test.png
© European Union, 2020, EMM/MEDISYS

Fact Check

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the Pfizer CEO refused the COVID-19 vaccine, reporting that the claims are based on an interview that took place on 14 December 2020 and that he has received the vaccine in the meantime (usatoday).
  • Fact checkers debunk a COVID-19 vaccine “Q&A” sheet, which has been circulating on social media, spreading claims that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are experimental, have not been tested on animals, have not been subject to medium or long term safety testing on humans, and others suggesting that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be dangerous (fullfact).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that COVID-19 vaccines are “barcodes for life” as they are used to identify and track people (rappler).

Download PDF

coronavirus_media_analysis_20210401hub.pdf
English
(410.15 KB - PDF)
Download

Contact

Mail to JRC-EMM-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu

Related Content

Europe Media Monitor (EMM)

Medical Information System - MEDISYS

Details

Publication date
1 April 2021