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
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

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