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5G, Twitter and YouTube: The Challenge of Moderating Conspiracy Claims on the Origins of COVID-19

Following our earlier research on the loopholes in the enforcement of Facebook policies, this blogpost focuses on content moderation shortcomings on Twitter and YouTube. In particular, we show that disinformative claims that wrongly link COVID-19 and 5G technology often remain undetected.

Research is a core part of what we do. It involves identifying, uncovering, and explaining disinformation campaigns and networks, using open source investigation techniques (OSINT) and social media network analysis methodologies. We disseminate our findings via our partnerships with the media and leading experts in the field.

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