‘Bot holiday’: Covid disinformation down as social media pivot to Ukraine

The usual deluge of invective prompted by coronavirus and vaccine issues is absent – Russia’s invasion may be a factorWhen David Fisman tweets, he often receives a deluge of hate within moments of posting. Fisman, an epidemiologist and physician, has been outspoken about Covid and public health.Even when he tweets something innocuous – once, to test his theory, he wrote the banal statement “kids are remarkable” – he still receives a flood of angry pushback. Continue reading...

‘Bot holiday’: Covid disinformation down as social media pivot to Ukraine

The usual deluge of invective prompted by coronavirus and vaccine issues is absent – Russia’s invasion may be a factor

When David Fisman tweets, he often receives a deluge of hate within moments of posting. Fisman, an epidemiologist and physician, has been outspoken about Covid and public health.

Even when he tweets something innocuous – once, to test his theory, he wrote the banal statement “kids are remarkable” – he still receives a flood of angry pushback.

Continue reading...