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Old 10-02-2020, 8:32am   #21
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Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
Oct 01, 2020

President Donald Trump is the biggest individual source of coronavirus misinformation in the world, according to a new study at Cornell University.

The New York Times reports Cornell researchers analyzed 38 million articles about the Covid-19 article in English-language media around the world. Mentions of Trump accounted for 37.9% of the overall “misinformation conversation,” making him the largest driver of the “infodemic,” they concluded.

“The biggest surprise was that the president of the United States was the single largest driver of misinformation around Covid,” Cornell Alliance for Science director Sarah Evanega, the study’s lead author, told the Times. “That’s concerning in that there are real-world dire health implications".

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