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COVID-19, Disinformation and Hateful Extremism

RAND Corporation

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This report details how the COVID-19 pandemic became a catalyst for extremism through disinformation, echo chambers, and targeted malice towards minority groups. Information is included regarding how false information has led to the creation of extremist groups and the narratives used within those spaces. The authors present a review of the existing literature, identify the gaps the research and data collection relevant to this area, and provide recommendations for policy interventions to help address this concern.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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