МONTHLY REPORT: DETECTING DISINFO. APRIL 2020. Nexus Civil Concept
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Civil society organisation
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Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities Religious minorities Refugees & asylum seekers
The media report by Nexus highlights how a journalist incites hate by claiming that the Friday prayer of Muslims in a local mosque will contribute to the spreading of Covid-19, and with plans for other Friday prayers in the future, the threat for spreading the virus is higher.
Additionally, such a similar narrative was used for inciting hate towards refugees. The leader of a political party in his statement implied that coronavirus is being spread by migrants residing in the refugee camp.
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quantitative (statistics on incidents)
qualitative (expert assessments)
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