Scams, lies, and coronavirus
HONG KONG, CHINA - FEBRUARY 03: Medical workers hold a strike near Queen Mary Hospital to demand the government shut the city's border with China to reduce the spread of the coronavirus on February 3, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong has 15 confirmed cases of Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with over 17,000 confirmed cases around the world, the virus has so far claimed over 300 lives. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that there’s an “infodemic” of disinformation about coronavirus spreading rapidly around the world. We have all seen examples of this kind of content being shared in our friends and family networks on social media and through messaging apps.