The Spread of Misinformation Reveals Existing Fears and the Polarisation of Society

The extensive spread of misinformation during the pandemic caused chaos, revealing the failure of social media companies to curb the spread of false content. In this article Sharon argues that the nature of algorithms, in addition to cognitive biases that are influenced by social inequalities and xenophobic attitudes, have exacerbated the impact of misinformation. She concludes that addressing the challenge of misinformation “begins with building strong foundations for a secure society

Should Bolsonaro’s COVID Policy Be Seen as a Form of Class Warfare?

“Bolsonaro’s deliberate attempt to achieve herd immunity disproportionately affected Brazil’s poor and vulnerable”. With Brazil’s Covid-19 death tally second only to the United States, it is worth questioning what went so wrong and why. In this article, Evan argues that the failure of President Bolsonaro’s pandemic response can be attributed to his own extreme political beliefs – at the expense of the most vulnerable in society.