Fake news circulating about the coronavirus outbreak includes advice that vitamin D will prevent the virus and that boiled garlic water is a cure. Image: SCMP
Fake news circulating about the coronavirus outbreak includes advice that vitamin D will prevent the virus and that boiled garlic water is a cure. Image: SCMP

How the coronavirus is testing social media’s efforts to stem the flow of fake news amid global public health crisis

  • This is the third in a series on the impact of the coronavirus on China's technology sector
  • The spread of fake news about the coronavirus is seeing social media platforms from Beijing to Silicon Valley come under pressure to police online content more strictly

Fake news circulating about the coronavirus outbreak includes advice that vitamin D will prevent the virus and that boiled garlic water is a cure. Image: SCMP
Fake news circulating about the coronavirus outbreak includes advice that vitamin D will prevent the virus and that boiled garlic water is a cure. Image: SCMP
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