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Haiti Earthquake and “Tectonic” Weapons

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that misinformation can spread rapidly worldwide, especially during emergencies, and can lead to social behavior exacerbating these emergencies. Such consequences have been observed after significant earthquakes.

Consider Haiti more than thirteen years ago. Tremors measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck this poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is still struggling in the aftermath of the earthquake today. In the context of this event, information began to circulate in the local information space that this was no mere natural disaster. Do you want to find out more? You can read the full text in our Coffee Beans.

Authors: Prof. RNDr. Vanda Boštíková, Ph.D., Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, and Prof. RNDr. Aleš Macela, DrSc., Faculty of Military Health Science, University of Defence

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