False information, conspiracy theories and distorted images. As coronavirus spreads, so do the fake news stories.
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped congeal numerous fringe conspiracy theories that tend to rise up from the internet's darkest corners. But such paranoia has been around for centuries, and once was much more prevalent.
Conspiracy theories are coming in hard and fast during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of them even sound plausible. So it's important to know: what makes a conspiracy theory? And why are they so popular?
In 2015, conspiracists feared refugees were taking over. Today they see dark global forces gaining power amid a global pandemic. Alexander Görlach asks: What happens when society can no longer agree on basic facts?
The German chancellor expressed optimism for the country's future after its citizens showed "reason and responsibility for others." Nevertheless, she warned the battle is far from over. Follow DW for the latest.
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