In your traditional mailbox: pizza coupons and COVID-19 disinformation (Poynter)

Poynter: In your traditional mailbox: pizza coupons and COVID-19 disinformation. “German fact-checking organization Correctiv was tipped off to this tactic by a reader in October 2020. The team crowdsourced a collection of 186 distinct fliers from readers across Germany, which came from several networks of Telegram groups that spread anti-lockdown messaging and COVID-19 disinformation. From Nov. 16-26, Correctiv found 650 groups such groups spread out across Germany with a total membership of around 66,000 users.”

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