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COVID-19 media surveillance - 8 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.
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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:

  • "[Brazilian] Ministry of Health platforms no longer present data on deaths and infections" (globo)
  • "Latin America is losing the battle against the coronavirus" (cnn)
  • "The Brexit crisis led to totally incompetent leadership at a time of unprecedented calamity. Now we are paying for it" (independent)
  • "Florida sets new single-day record for coronavirus cases since reopening economy, over 4,000 in three days" (newsweek)
  • "As Trump touts increased production, coronavirus swabs made during his Maine factory tour will be tossed in the trash" (usatoday)

A high number of tweets with Covid-19 related hashtags also mentions hashtags associated with #blacklivesmatter and #georgefloyd.

The most mentioned English sources were USA Today, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Independent and Forbes.

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

Extracted Quotes

Paulo Câmara (Brazil, Governor of Pernambuco state):

"You can’t face a pandemic without science, transparency and action"; "Manipulation, omission and disrespect are the striking marks of authoritarian administrations. But this won’t destroy the effort of the whole nation. We will continue producing, systematising and releasing the data".

Fact Check

Fact checked: downplaying COVID-19

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that a secret report prepared by a scientific group appointed by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior calls the pandemic a “false alarm”, reporting that the document in question is not from the Interior Ministry, but was drafted by a former Ministry employee and reflects his personal views (factcheck).

Fact checked: conspiracy theories

  • Fact checkers debunk claims that the President of Madagascar said that the WHO is trying to poison their plant-based “cure” for COVID-19 (afpchecamos).
  • Fact checkers debunk a viral video claiming that circuit boards with "COV-19" inscribed on them are being fitted to 5G towers, reporting that the featured equipment is an old TV component unrelated to 5G technology (boomlive).
  • Fact checkers debunk a photo showing a woman carrying a body bag with one hand, claiming to prove that “false deaths” were used to inflate COVID-19 numbers; they report that the photo is from a protest against the mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis in the US, in which the bags were supposed to represent COVID-19 deaths (afpfactuel).

Fact checkers debunk claims that Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tasuku Honjo said SARS-CoV-2 is not natural and originated in a Wuhan lab (agencialupa).

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