VW-Stiftung: Tracking the Infodemic: Conspiracy Theories in the Corona Crisis

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This research project applies innovative corpus-linguistic methods to analyse the use and distribution of typical linguistic patterns of conspiracy theories and study the discursive strategies they share with right-wing populist and extremist discourses. Besides providing important insights regarding the Corona pandemic, the goal is to operationalise and automate the used methods so that they can be applied to the spread of conspiracy theories and misinformation in the future.