Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories – here’s why that’s a serious problem

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  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of PublicationUK
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2020
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Abstract

The novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with new cases being reported all the time. Spreading just as fast, it seems, are conspiracy theories that claim powerful actors are plotting something sinister to do with the virus. Our research into medical conspiracy theories shows that this has the potential to be just as dangerous for societies as the outbreak itself.

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