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The dangerous flood of misinformation surrounding COVID-19

Clip: 04/28/2020 | 7m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

Misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 have spread rapidly online, creating what some experts are now calling an “infodemic.” Health officials across the globe are scrambling to refute a flood of bogus claims, some of which could have harmful consequences. John Yang reports on the dangerous course of falsehoods during this global health crisis -- and techniques to identify them.

Aired: 04/28/20

Rating: NR

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