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17 April 2020updated 12 Oct 2023 10:39am

How conspiracy theorists have embraced the coronavirus pandemic

By Samuel Horti

“While anti-5G conspiracy theorists attack infrastructure vital to hospitals, other fake stories are embedding dangerous behaviour,” writes Jasper Jackson on the New Statesman today.

The pandemic has provided fertile conditions for misinformation to spread, he argues: fear and paranoia, an unseen enemy, a need for global co-ordination, and celebrity involvement. 

“Both the 5G and anti-vaxx movements have woven the coronavirus pandemic into their pre-existing narratives, and have grown in prominence and visibility as a result,” he argues.

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