There’s almost no escaping the deluge of information about the new coronavirus. We’re trying to work out what’s real and what’s not, and COVID-19 is acting as an accelerant to conspiracy theories. Dawna Friesen looks at how fear of the virus is fueling misinformation and disinformation online.
Friesen also speaks with Craig Silverman, media editor of Buzzfeed and one of the world’s leading experts in online misinformation, about what has led to this and the danger these conspiracy theories can have on our future.
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