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Is China spreading propaganda in Italy (and worldwide)?

Italy is facing dark days because of coronavirus and there is a lot of disinformation about this topic, especially on messaging apps and social networks (the journalist Jane Lytvynenko is collecting and debunking a large number of fake news about COVID-19). Last week (03/12) China sent a team of doctors and equipment for Italian hospitals, … Continue reading Is China spreading propaganda in Italy (and worldwide)?

About Chinese propaganda on Twitter: drawing data πŸ“Š

Some days ago the journalist Charlotte Godart contacted me and asked me to explain how to use my script tweet_analysis.py. Her goal was to convert Twitter datasets about Chinese propaganda into graphs, so that people can see how the Chinese government operates on Twitter to influence their opinion. While helping her I had the possibility … Continue reading About Chinese propaganda on Twitter: drawing data πŸ“Š

About Iran and IRA Twitter datasets (for fun) – Part III

This is the third and last post about the Internet Research Agency dataset, which was shared by Twitter in October 2018. In Part II I have focused on the European situation – especially in Germany, Italy, France and Spain – to understand if the Russian government might have tried to spread disinformation as it did … Continue reading About Iran and IRA Twitter datasets (for fun) – Part III