Off Track: a journey inside the Bitchute infodemic underground by Politecnico di Milano - Sede di Milano Bovisa - Campus Durando

The fear of an “unknown” illness without a definitive cure creates uncertainty, leading to anxiety and increased sharing of misinformation. Thus any senseless forward of a message, meme or video can snowball the effect, if in the wrong hands. This epidemic of “shared misinformation”, known as infodemic, has become rampant during the Covid-19 pandemic, spreading faster than the virus itself. The project analyses, through different paths, how easily users can lose themselves in this maze of misinformation, landing on content often banned from other websites.

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