From conspiracy theories about its origin to bogus recipes for a cure, here’s the type of misinformation that’s spreading about the global coronavirus outbreak.
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In US news and current events today, Here's how easy it is for misinformation to spread during a global health emergency like the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Jen Ashton is Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News.
Facebook, Twitter, and Google say they are working with orgs like the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the spread of misinformation related to coronavirus. However, a March 8 report by the New York Times revealed videos, photographs, and written posts with false info about coronavirus are still being disseminated on social media.
The false info, which the Times found was written in numerous languages, contains conspiracy theories about the virus’s origins and bogus recipes for coronavirus cures or immunity.
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