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Profiting from the pandemic: Moderating COVID-19 lockdown protest, scam, and health disinformation websites

Abstract:

This data memo examines the infrastructural support for controversial COVID-19 websites that (1) protest public health measures such as lockdowns, (2) promote COVID-19 scams, frauds and profiteering, and (3) disseminate disinformation about public health. What hosting, functionality, and networking services do these controversial websites rely upon? We systematically use an open source toolkit to investigate a wide array of third-party and infrastructure services that generate revenue for tec...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Project on Computational Propaganda Publisher's website
Article number:
7
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2020-11-01
Language:
English
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1257095
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pubs:1257095
Deposit date:
2022-05-11

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