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Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation. Great piece on how conspiracy theories can kill

'My friend ate disinfectant soap' Misinformation around coronavirus has led to assaults, arsons and deaths. We've been tracking the human toll of #covid19  fake news

Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned countless conspiracy theories and misinformation on everything from what caused the outbreak to false cures and phony treatments.

The spokesperson added that the company rolled out a policy earlier this month to combat misinformation on its platform, particularly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spokesperson added that the company rolled out a policy earlier this month to combat misinformation on its platform, particularly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spokesperson added that the company rolled out a policy earlier this month to combat misinformation on its platform, particularly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spokesperson added that the company rolled out a policy earlier this month to combat misinformation on its platform, particularly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spokesperson added that the company rolled out a policy earlier this month to combat misinformation on its platform, particularly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Beware of "false narratives." The Senate's new intelligence chairman is sounding the alarm about the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the U.S.

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Be aware of misinformation campaigns about the coronavirus. "Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots," Carnegie Mellon University researchers estimate.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some spread misinformation about coronavirus:

Curious @Twitter  Why not delete Trumps misleading tweets?Twitter Deleted Two Tweets From Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro For Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation

It can be difficult to discern good coronavirus information from misinformation. To make matters worse, Trump’s briefings are now like rallies, more self-promotion than insight. To help, here’s a valuable summary of where we are and what we know:

Trump's conduct at his coronavirus “briefings”—spreading misinformation, contradicting medical experts, and attacking reporters—demonstrates both a lack of leadership and why we need real oversight. His decisions now are a matter of life and death. Accountability matters.

With President Trump’s ongoing coronavirus briefings, television news outlets are facing a dilemma: Sacrifice soaring ratings or become an uncritical stream of White House “misinformation”

NEW: Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are girding for a pandemic of public-interest lawsuits over misinformation and conspiracy theories dispensed by certain Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network personalities over the coronavirus

The Chinese Communist Party, Russia, Iran, and bad actors around the world are spreading misinformation and lies about the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus misinformation is rampant, and has led to discrimination against Asian-American communities and businesses. Listen to advice from experts. Racism and xenophobia are destructive and only further endanger our public health.

No, Mr. McCarthy, nationality has no bearing on your likelihood of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. Misinformation like that leads to discrimination against Asian-Americans. That kind of destructive xenophobia has no place in our society, or our public health response.

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