Wednesday September 23, 2020

Scare stories about coronavirus creating an ‘infodemic’, says WHO

Minister for Health Simon Harris told RTÉ on Friday that fake news had even been shared with him on social media

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
1st March, 2020
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Minister for Health Simon Harris told RTÉ on Friday that fake news related to the coronavirus had even been shared with him on social media.

The sharing of scare stories about the coronavirus has created an “infodemic” according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and last week false claims relating to Ireland proliferated on social media.

Minister for Health Simon Harris told RTÉ on Friday that fake news had even been shared with him on social media.

“I’ve had a situation last night where many people sent me a Twitter video showing a hotel in Dublin locked...

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