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COVID-19 media surveillance - 14 January 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:

  • "Moderna CEO says the world will have to live with Covid ‘forever’" (cnbc)
  • "UK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one day. Experts condemn ‘phenomenal failure of policy and practice’ in handling of pandemic" (theguardian)
  • "Sinovac's vaccine general efficacy less than 60% in Brazil trial" (reuters)
  • "New Jersey Democrat thinks she contracted coronavirus during Capitol siege" (thehill, also: nbcnews)

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

Latinus, El País, Infobae and El Diario, and Le Monde and Ouest France were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Misinformation

Over the past week, 399 articles were selected as relevant following manual annotation of a larger set of COVID-related articles from unverified sources. In total, 11 super-narratives were identified:

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The bubble chart shows the narrative and subnarratives associated with anti-vax articles. The colours represent the narratives, while the text indicates each subnarrative. The bigger the size of the bubble, the higher the number of articles tagged as that narrative and subnarrative.

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© European Union, 2020, EMM/MEDISYS

Fact Check

Fact checkers are debunking several COVID-19 vaccine misinformation narratives including:

  • Claims that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine contains potassium chloride, a chemical used to stop the heart during a process of lethal injection (afp);
  • Claims that 21 percent of patients from the Moderna vaccine trial have experienced severe adverse events (afp);
  • Claims that mandatory vaccines became law in the UK (fullfact).

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Publication date
14 January 2021