Disinformation and conspiracy theories about covid 19: perceptions, confrontations and dilemmas in public opinion in North America

Author Name

Alfredo Álvarez Padilla


Disinformation, conspiracy theories, COVID-19


The transition of the information debate in post Covid times in world Media is still living a time of misinformation and controversy about international social issues as COVID 19. Probably this phenomena prevails among conservative dissidents and social extremists who preview political gains . Discordant voices continue to prevail to religious beliefs, skepticism about science or political motives strengthening conspiracy theories about emergence, medical treatments and impacts on COVID 19 as a socialization issue with great relevance to the public opinion, giving credibility to myths and beliefs that unfortunately emerged strongly between 2020 and 2021, product of the discrepancy and division between the opinion of scientists with the opinion of groups of citizenship in the United States and Mexico, shaping division and polarization between social an political actors, enforced mainly by populists governments. This situation has three factors for analysis: is an international issue, implies a governance problem and finally has local and political representations in the diverse countries, including changes in migration and travelling throughout the world. What we will try to do with this paper is to arrive to some information tendencies in post covid time based in the media governance analysis and the diagnosis of science information perceptions about conspiracy and political polarization in public opinion, challenging domestic politics with some comparatives examples in media coverage between the United States, Mexico and Canada.


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