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Scientists fight virus misinformation war | The Malaysian Insight

Scientists fight virus misinformation war

26/5/2020 6:06:00 AM

Scientists fight virus misinformation war

They find conspiracy theories provide seemingly rationalistic and watertight explanations.

Copy URLHealth personnel in Brazil sending a Covid-19 patient to a hospital. Now many scientists are helping to counter misinformation online about the coronavirus. – AFP pic, May 26, 2020.WITH cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Garnering 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself. Read more: TheMalaysianInsight »

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