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CBS News 29 Jan 2020

Coronavirus misinformation online spreads fear in China and U.S

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Social media accounts spreading misinformation about coronavirus are sparking fears in the U.S. and China, as the deadly disease continues to spread. Axios media reporter Sara Fischer joined CBSN to discuss how falsehoods are spreading and what's being done to combat it.


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As the coronavirus spreads across the world, misinformation about the virus is being shared online, and some of it could be coming from foreign governments. A top State Department official told the Washington Post last week that Russia has been creating "false personas" to spread misinformation on social media. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN with more.
The death toll for the novel coronavirus outbreak surpassed 1,000 in China with over 40,000 cases.…
The death toll for the novel coronavirus outbreak surpassed 1,000 in China with over 40,000 cases.…

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