Hoe fake news de vaccinatiecampagne ondermijnt

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The vaccination campaign in senior residences in Brussels is encountering resistance, often fueled by misinformation on the vaccines. Nathalie Van Raemdonck contributed to an investigation by the Brussels newspaper BRUZZ. She points out the lack of insights in false rumors spreading on social media in Belgium, but has seen the spread of false graphs, wrong interpretations of data and post hoc fallacies about vaccine injuries on social media. She points out the psychological elements that play an important role in times of crisis and can draw vulnerable people into a conspiracy mindset, and make them more susceptible to believe such misinformation. Van Raemdonck stresses the need for an increased focus on ‘micro-influencers’ trusted figures in private networks who have the authority to rectify misinformation and spread correct information about vaccines.

Period2 Feb 2021

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  • TitleHoe fake news de vaccinatiecampagne ondermijnt
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletBruzz
    Media typePrint
    CountryBelgium
    Date2/02/21
    DescriptionVoor groepsimmuniteit tegen Covid-19 moet minstens 70 procent gevaccineerd zijn. Maar lang niet iedereen ziet een prik zitten, zo heeft maar zes op de tien personeelsleden in woonzorgcentra al een vaccin besteld. Soms uit angst gevoed door fake news. Die schrik wegnemen is niet makkelijk. “Big pharma wil alleen maar geld aan ons verdienen.”
    Producer/AuthorNathalie Carpentier
    URLhttps://www.bruzz.be/veiligheid/hoe-fake-news-de-vaccinatiecampagne-ondermijnt-2021-02-02
    PersonsNathalie Van Raemdonck