One in five WhatsApp hoaxes about COVID-19 address its prevention or cure

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Three researchers from the University of Valencia led by the professor of Journalism Carolina Moreno have published a study in which they analyse the hoaxes disseminated through WhatsApp in Spain during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of identifying what type of substances were promoted to be consumed. One in five text, video or audio threads was about the prevention or cure of the coronavirus, argued on the principle of medical authority and basically promoting the use and consumption of substances of natural origin. Read More