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Coronavirus facts vs myths: Don't believe these WhatsApp tips on Covid-19

Coronavirus rumours: The spread of misinformation via WhatsApp in many ways mimics how Covid-19 itself moves through societies - from individual to individual, group to group

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n the midst of the coronavirus crisis, misinformation has been spreading virally. Photo: Shutterstock

BS Web Team New Delhi
With the total number of coronavirus cases across the world rising consistently, the fear of death and insecurity is mounting. Worse, there is still a big question mark on a possible treatment for Covid-19. And, in the midst of this crisis, misinformation has been spreading virally. On WhatsApp, which boasts over 2 billion users worldwide, and other social messaging networks like Twitter, Facebook and TikTok, the spread of misinformation in many ways seems to mimic how Covid-19 itself moves through societies — from individual to individual, group to group.

Here is afact-check on some of the common myths being

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First Published: May 29 2020 | 8:18 AM IST

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