How Covid conspiracies, 'fake news' and misinformation spread in 2020


With the coronavirus pandemic, divisive US elections and new conflicts flaring up in some parts of the world, 2020 has provided fertile ground for viral misinformation.

Conspiracy theories and false claims spread rapidly, prompting some people to take action in real life.

BBC Monitoring’s Olga Robinson breaks down some of the key misinformation stories and trends of the past twelve months.

Video produced by Suniti Singh



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