Tech Tent: Why are we so misinformed?

Rory Cellan-Jones
Technology correspondent
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No, there is no link between the coronavirus and 5G – nor is there any truth in the claim that Bill Gates is involved in a devilish plot to put a chip in everyone.

A tidal wave of conspiracy theories and misinformation is swamping social media and on Tech Tent this week we look at the impact of what has been called an infodemic, and what can be done about it.

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