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Department of Communication and Media Research Science Communication

Disinformation on COVID-19 vaccination on YouTube: An analysis of content, impact, and subsequent verification processes via online search

Edda Humprecht and Sabrina H. Kessler have been granted a project on disinformation on COVID-19 vaccination on YouTube. It is funded in 2021/2022 by the Swiss Federal Office of Communication. Objectives are the investigation of 1) statements, actors, and attributions of responsibility in the disinformation about COVID-19 vaccination; 2) the effects of the disinformation on the willingness of citizens to vaccinate; and 3) How do citizens proceed in the verification and falsification of such disinformation by means of online information searches.

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