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How contagious? Conspiracies, lies and the coronavirus 'infodemic'

Whether it’s false cures or conspiracy theories, disinformation is going viral – so much so, that the United Nations says we’re fighting two enemies: the scourge of COVID-19 and an "infodemic." Who’s behind the spread of fake news about coronavirus and who can stop it? Can social media be compelled to take responsibility? And how is the crisis being instrumentalized for political purposes?

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Whether it’s false cures or conspiracy theories, disinformation is going viral – so much so, that the United Nations says we’re fighting two enemies: the scourge of COVID-19 and an “infodemic.” Who’s behind the spread of fake news about coronavirus and who can stop it? Can social media be compelled to take responsibility? And how is the crisis being instrumentalized for political purposes? France24 and DW join up for „The Debate."

Our guests: sociologist Jen Schradie, German politician Franziska Brantner (Green Party) and European parliamentarian Sandro Gozi (Liste Renaissance)