17. August. 2020. | 11:14

Covid-19: Between reality and disinformation

Between the 13th and the 20th of July 2020, NGO Aktiv carried out public opinion poll on the attitudes of members of Serb and other non-majority communities in Kosovo about the COVID-19 pandemic and their trust in the information they receive from institutions and the media.

You can see the results here.

The failure of institutions to effectively communicate with non-majority communities has created a wide space for the spread of conspiracy theories and "false news". The results indicate that the disinformation is pervasive and has had a significant impact on individual perceptions regarding the danger posed by COVID-19. Respondents have a relatively high level of trust in the information they receive through social media, which results in widespread skepticism about official information and lack of regard for government recommendations (i.e. mask wearing).