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COVID-19 media surveillance - 16 June 2020

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:

  • "Trump on coronavirus: 'If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any'" (thehill)
  • "FDA ends emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus" (politico)
  • "Biden says Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was ‘almost criminal’" (washingtonpost)
  • "Republican congressman who just announced he has the coronavirus refused to wear a face mask on the House floor 2 weeks ago" (businessinsider)

The hashtag #turkishstudentlivesmatter trended as Turkish students complained that university entry exams scheduled for 27-28 June are not postponed.

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

RT (Spanish version), El Diario, El Pais and Clarin, and Le Monde and Le Parisien were among the most mentioned Spanish and French sources, respectively.

Extracted Quotes

Xu Hejian (China, Beijing City spokesman):

"The epidemic situation in the capital is extremely severe"; "Right now we have to take strict measures to stop the spread of Covid-19".

Fact Check

Fact checked: health-related claims

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the novel coronavirus does not affect people with ‘O+’ blood type, reporting that the claims are not based on sound scientific evidence (vishvasnews).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that Dr Fauci said that people no longer need to wear masks, reporting that the video making the rounds is old and since then Fauci’s views and that of most organisations have changed, as more information became available about the disease (snopes).

Fact checked: conspiracy theories

  • Fact checkers debunk a viral video in which Shiva Ayyadurai, who falsely claims he invented email, exposes Dr Anthony Fauci and the White House coronavirus task force as members of the so-called "Deep State" (faktograf).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that COVID-19 is pulmonary thrombosis - not pneumonia - and is caused by a bacterium - not a virus - “amplified” by 5G technology (verafiles).
  • Colombian fact checkers debunk a video in which lawyer and Christian pastor Samuel Ángel claims that China purposefully spread the coronavirus around the world through secret agents (colombiacheck).

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Publication date
16 June 2020