Countries around the world are cracking down and/or criminalizing COVID-19 misinformation, fake news or unfounded conspiracy theories.
For example those spreading information about the virus being manufactured in a lab in China (the UK and the European Union, etc) are taking down such information.
- Those spreading information that ginger, lemon concoctions, green tea can cure COVID-19 is illegal in south Africa and other countries.
- In some countries in Asia, stating that “black people can’t be infected” is being criminalized.
Beware of spreading unsupported information or news. Always fact check your information from a credible source. Type in the company’s website yourself to cross check.
Also note that some fake news are impersonating credible organizations to make them appear genuine.
Remember, spreading misinformation doesn’t help in getting this pandemic under control. Scientists say you’re harming the cause and everybody wheb you spread fake or false information.
April 14, 2020