Fake news spreads faster in times of crisis. Such fabricated claims can underly conspiracy theories. A study at the University of Zurich compared the creation and dissemination of fake news in various countries.
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The United Kingdom is among the countries leading the world in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. But it's also facing a disinformation pandemic of its own. What will it take to stop the spread?
The storming of the US Capitol illustrated just how dangerous a conspiracy theory can be. In Germany, QAnon is gaining momentum — and its most ardent followers are sticking with Donald Trump. DW investigates.
A draft law will be unveiled next year by the European Commission to limit the influence of state actors on elections in Europe. "I don't want elections to be a competition in dirty methods," said the EU's Vera Jourova.
Social media giant Facebook has announced that it will ban all groups "representing" QAnon, classifying the conspiracy theory movement as dangerous. The restrictions will also extend to Facebook-owned Instagram.
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