Case Study 4

Infected Moroccans in Cartagena, staying at Hostal Manolo

This is an audio note that was reformulated, recontextualized and circulated through various WhatsApp accounts. It was forwarded by many users and ended up becoming a hoax. It is an example of disinformation and recontextualization, since two news items are reformulated, which are not completely true and, moreover, are not related to each other. In both cases, immigrants are represented as an enormous danger that threatens both public health and citizen security.


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