Coronavirus: The Seven Types of People who Start and Spread Viral Misinformation

BBC Media

BBC Media investigated hundreds of misleading stories during the pandemic, which led to their developing a list of seven types of people who spread misinformation and explaining what motivates them.

According to BBC Media, gere are seven types of people who start and spread falsehoods - the article explains their motivation:

  1. The joker
  2. The scammer
  3. The politician
  4. The conspiracy theorist
  5. The insider
  6. The relative
  7. The celebrity