Fake News About Mark Zuckerberg Goes Viral After Anti-Fact Checking Comments
After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disagreed with Twitter's decision to fact check the president, misinformation about him was shared widely on the internet, including his own platform.
A Quarter of the Most Popular Covid-19 YouTube Videos Are Misleading: Study
A new study found that YouTube videos viewed more than 60 million times contained misleading information about coronavirus, raising questions about social media companies' role in stemming misinformation during a crisis.
Cocaine Doesn’t Prevent COVID-19, And Other Coronavirus Myths
More things that don’t work: blowing a hair dryer up your nose, putting essential oils on your butt hole, holding your breath for 10 seconds, or gargling warm water.
The Chinese Government Has Convinced Its Citizens That the U.S. Army Brought Coronavirus to Wuhan
“Sadly most Chinese people really believe the U.S. brought the virus to China and they call it ‘USA virus,’” Lucy, a 45-year-old Chinese American who recently returned to China to take care of her parents, told VICE News.
Here's How China Is Rewriting the History of the Coronavirus Pandemic to Make Itself the Hero
The Chinese government has waged a months-long disinformation campaign to portray itself as the country that defeated the virus, when it attempted to hide it for months.