SBS News: Coronavirus conspiracy theories and social media rumours linked to 800 deaths worldwide

SBS News: Coronavirus conspiracy theories and social media rumours linked to 800 deaths worldwide. “Coronavirus conspiracy theories spread on social media in dozens of different languages have been linked to hundreds of deaths across the globe, a new study has found. The study, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, found approximately 800 people had died and 5,800 had been hospitalised due to COVID-19 misinformation spread online.”

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