The Infodemic: How Censorship and Lies Made the World Sicker and Less Free a book by Joel Simon and Robert Mahoney

April 28, 2022 ☼ bookscensorshippandemic

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As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did government censorship. The Infodemic lays bare not just old-fashioned censorship, but also the mechanisms of a modern brand of “censorship through noise,” which moves beyond traditional means of state control–such as the jailing of critics and restricting the flow of information–to open the floodgates of misinformation, overwhelming the public with lies and half-truths.