Coronavirus: The Human Cost of Virus Misinformation

A BBC team tracked misinformation about COVID-19 and found that some of that misinformation led to violence against individuals, arson, and even deaths.

Experts quoted in this article state that the possibility for indirect harm caused my misinformation could grow as the pandemic spreads, and warns against news outlets serving as the source of any misinformation.

Last modified: June 6, 2021

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