Reuters Institute analysed misinformation related to COVID-19 in the period
January to end of March 2020.
It found that "most (59%) of the misinformation in the sample
involves various forms of reconfiguration, where existing and often true
information is spun, twisted, recontextualised, or reworked. Less
misinformation (38%) was completely fabricated. In terms of claims, [it found that] misleading or
false claims about the actions or policies of public authorities, including
government and international bodies like the WHO or the UN, are the single
largest category of claims identified".
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