Covid-19: What are the Drivers of the Islamophobic Infodemic Communications on social media

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Grant number: ES/V004840/1

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $175,247.5
  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    Birmingham City University
  • Research Category

    Policies for public health, disease control & community resilience

  • Research Subcategory

    Communication

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Minority communities unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

The research project will examine the interaction between miscommunications and conspiracy theories in relation to key factors such as anonymity, membership length and peer groups, within the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic on social media. The research will explore irrational beliefs and thoughts that are disseminated on social media, covering important coverage of communications surrounding conspiracy theories online whilst paying particular attention to content associated to racist infodemic messages.