[Media Contribution] Chat with the China in Africa Podcast on Chinese Media, COVID-19 and Misinformation
Posted On April 9, 2020
One of the lead researchers of the Misinformation, Disinformation & False News Research Project, Dani Madrid-Morales (University of Houston), joine the China in Africa Podcast to discuss some of the strategies that Chinese media have been implementing in recent weeks to push back against prevalent narratives around COVID-19 and China in Africa. Here is a snippet of the podcast summary:
Fake news and all sorts of misleading information about the COVID-19 pandemic are now rampant on African social media. Reports that Bill Gates wants to test a new vaccine on African people or that the surgical masks donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma are infected with COVID-19 are now seemingly everywhere, leaving individuals confused about which sources of information are trustworthy, and which are not.
You can listen to the podcast here.