The Guardian: The information warriors fighting ‘robot zombie army’ of coronavirus sceptics

The Guardian: The information warriors fighting ‘robot zombie army’ of coronavirus sceptics. “Sometimes, Stuart Ritchie feels like he’s being pursued by an army of smiley faces. The lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, is not delusional: instead, and somewhat to his surprise, he is on the frontline of a coronavirus information war. The emojis often decorate the Twitter profiles of the self-proclaimed ‘lockdown sceptics’, a subset of social media users who remain unconvinced that coronavirus restrictions are necessary, even as the number of deaths in the UK approaches 100,000.”

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