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Study Finds ‘Single Largest Driver’ of Coronavirus Misinformation: Trump - The New York Times

Study Finds ‘Single Largest Driver’ of Coronavirus Misinformation: Trump - The New York Times

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Cornell analyzed 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.”...

Of 11 different narratives ID'd, "miracle cures" - including Trump's anti-malarial drugs, UV and disinfectants - accounted for more than the other 10 combined.

Keep it in perspective: a little under 3% of articles analysed contained disinfo. Of them, 16.4% were fact-checking articles: "the majority of Covid misinformation is conveyed by the media without question or correction”.

Trump was a key driver: the "day after Mr. Trump floated ... idea that disinfectants and ultraviolet light might treat Covid-19, there were more than 30,000 articles in the “miracle cures” category, up from fewer than 10,000 only days earlier. Mr. Trump drove those increases, the study found."

All conspiracy theories together provided 46% of the misinformation mentions.

Covid19 disinfo one of the major reasons US underperforming in fighting the pandemic -honest and consistent messaging saves lives.

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