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The coronavirus misinformation battle is only just starting – there’s a new wave of anti-vaxxer panic on the horizon | The Independent

While the UK is moving past the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic, for fact-checkers, the fight against misinformation may be just starting.

While the UK is moving past the initial peak of the coronavirus pandemic, for fact-checkers, the fight against misinformation may be just starting.

Over the course of the crisis, we have encountered false claims around miracle “cures”, the origins of the virus and, notably, pernicious conspiracy theories linking it to 5G technology. But now, the harm posed by unfounded anti-vaccine conspiracy theories has been brought to the fore. With vaccination, resistance from even a small minority can have tragic consequences for everyone. …

Source: The coronavirus misinformation battle is only just starting – there’s a new wave of anti-vaxxer panic on the horizon | The Independent


By Eve Reiland

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