Fake News Generator: Who starts viral misinformation? – BBC News

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Conspiracy theories and speculation about coronavirus have flooded social media. But who starts these rumours? And who spreads them?

Specialist disinformation reporter Marianna Spring has investigated lots of misleading stories circulating online during the pandemic.

It’s given her an idea about who is behind this misinformation – and what motivates them. Laughs, power, clicks – or answers.

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