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COVID-19 media surveillance - 28 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:

  • "Pascal Soriot: "There are a lot of emotions on vaccines in EU. But it's complicated" (larepubblica)
  • "Sanofi to help produce 100 million Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses" (reuters)
  • "Madrid intervenes in private health to treat coronavirus patients due to the saturation of public hospitals" (eldiario)
  • "China rolls out anal swab coronavirus test, saying it’s more accurate than throat method" (washingtonpost)
  • "Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say. Better face coverings are needed to curb more-transmissible strains as vaccine rollout is underway" (washingtonpost)
  • "Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities" (apnews)

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

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

Misinformation

306 articles from unverified sources were selected forming 8 supernarratives over the last week:

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

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Fact Check

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

  • Fact checkers address a highly viewed Facebook video that distorts a CNN interview with Dr Anthony Fauci to falsely suggest that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine does not “protect you from COVID”, reporting that the vaccine does protect against COVID-19 - the disease caused by the coronavirus - but Fauci was cautioning that it may not prevent someone from contracting the virus (factcheck).
  • Fact checkers debunk a social media post claiming that 23 Norwegians died from taking the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, reporting that officials from both the Norwegian Medicines Agency and Norwegian Institute of Public Health said they had so far found no evidence of a direct link between the vaccine and the deaths (aap).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the presentation of vaccines as the solution to COVID-19 is a “huge propaganda lie” and that COVID-19 is like the flu and should be treated in the same way (afp).
  • Fact checkers debunk claims that circulated on social media in the past and resurfaced at the end of December - that COVID-19 is a bacteria, not a virus, and that Ecuador has found a cure for it (afp).

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Datum publicatie
28 januari 2021