Media manipulation of information on the health effects of 5G A small-sample case study of the Croatian news website

" The present case study investigated whether the Croatian news website manipulates information on the health effects of 5G. We constructed one experimental corpus, containing all articles by on health effects of 5G, and two control corpora, one with articles about health effects of 5G published by reliable mainstream media, and one with articles about science (but not 5G) published by We assessed the presence of references, scientific references, misinformation, opinion expression, and opinion subjectivity. Compared to science articles, 5G articles were 10.78 times likelier to contain no references, 4.20 times likelier to contain no scientific references, 10.78 times likelier to contain misinformation, 288.14 times likelier to express the author’s opinion on the issue, and 16.95 times likelier to express a subjective opinion." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Li, A., Cho, J., Reid, B. et al. Calcium oscillations coordinate feather mesenchymal cell movement by SHH dependent modulation of gap junction networks. Nat Commun 9, 5377 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07661-5. © 2018 The Author(s). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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