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Exclusive: Islamophobic disinformation and hate speech has swamped social media during the coronavirus pandemic | Coda Story

A series of Twitter hashtags falsely accusing Muslims around the world of deliberately spreading the novel coronavirus has pushed Islamophobic disinformation and hate speech to 170 million users since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to new research.

The report is published by Equality Labs, a New York-based South Asian community advocacy group. It shows that the hashtag #Coronajihad has run rampant on Twitter since late March. Posts featuring the hashtag and a range of anti-Muslim rhetoric have also been shared widely on platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.

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Source: Exclusive: Islamophobic disinformation and hate speech has swamped social media during the coronavirus pandemic | Coda Story

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