COVID-19 is the Perfect Storm for Authoritarianism

Two races began: the spread of the virus, and the spread of misinformation.

COVID-19 rapidly evolved from a China issue, to an Asia problem, and now to a global disaster. As the virus gained momentum the world lagged in response efforts, thus enabling mass community transmission. While the mainstream media obsessed over the spread of the virus, though, it glossed over a dangerous side effect of global pandemic: authoritarianism.

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Warren Bischoff

Warren Bischoff

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Consultant at Hitachi Vantara — Boston College, University of Otago. Views expressed are my own, not my employer’s.