ComProp researcher Mona Elswah spoke to the Financial Times about narratives circulating in the MENA region on COVID-19.
Across the Middle East, appeals for intergenerational solidarity helped turn the tide, reckons Mona Elswah, a researcher at the computational propaganda project at the Oxford Internet Institute. “At the very beginning . . . the narrative was all about yourself,” she said from her family’s home in Cairo. “Now it is protect your family, protect others.”