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: SCMPFake 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
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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: SCMPFake 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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