Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories Are Bleeding Into the Real World

Fake news online has real-world ramifications for people and companies

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Some of the most talked-about conspiracy theories involve 5G technology and Bill Gates. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Sources: Getty Images, Unsplash

Social media platforms are always rife with misinformation, rumors and conspiracy theories, but amid the Covid-19 pandemic, they seem more prevalent than usual. And they are bleeding into the real world.

@ScottNover scott.nover@adweek.com Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.