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🌍 Ten ways disinformation has had an impact in the real world🌍
Every day #disinformation permeates into our lives, from Covid-19 conspiracies to false claims about the war in Ukraine. But what impact does this online disinformation have in the real world and on real people? Image that says: "10 ways disinformation has had an imp
To uncover the human and political costs of the disinformation campaign around #Syria @ISDglobal and The Syria Campaign did the most comprehensive deep dive into Syrian disinformation to date. We found that:
1. Lies Cost Lives: Disinformation has attempted to discredit war crimes evidence from frontline responders like @SyriaCivilDef & medics, & to justify their deliberate targeting & murder by Russian & Syrian forces. 296 volunteers have been killed in the line of duty since 2012. "Russian and Syrian TV accused us of being terrorists a
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LAUNCHED: Our report with @ISDglobal#DeadlyDisinformation: How online conspiracies about Syria cause real-world harm’ reveals how the failure to stop lies spreading online about Syrian conflict has devastating impacts on people’s lives & govt's policies
The report reveals year-by-year Twitter data on the systematic & hateful #disinformation that targeted Syrian human rights defenders, @SyriaCivilDef, doctors & war crimes victims, sometimes endangering their lives- & how govt's & social media companies are failing to stop attacks
Despite a trove of evidence of torture, chemical weapons & the bombing of civilians by the Syrian regime & Russia, a small number of conspiracy theorists, aided and inspired by Russian disinformation, have managed to distort the facts & sow doubt among the public & policymakers A photo from a demonstration in Kafranbel, southern Idlib in
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