Spread of coronavirus misinformation online causes hundreds of deaths
13 August 2020 | 9:00 am
A study has revealed a so-called "infodemic" exacerbated COVID-19 suffering through the spread of rumors and conspiracy theories. The research looked into false notions such as drinking bleach and eating cow dung.
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