US President Donald Trump speaks at an event in Doral, Florida, in September. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump speaks at an event in Doral, Florida, in September. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump is world’s biggest driver of coronavirus misinformation, study shows

  • Cornell team found president’s comments led to major spikes articles on ‘miracle cures’, especially after remarks on use of disinfectant and hydroxychloroquine
  • Other major forms of misinformation range from attacks on top US health expert Dr Fauci to idea that virus is Chinese bioweapon

US President Donald Trump speaks at an event in Doral, Florida, in September. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump speaks at an event in Doral, Florida, in September. Photo: AFP
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