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US losses from coronavirus-related fraud and identity theft have reached nearly US$100mil (RM419.45mil) since the pandemic emerged in March, while complaints of Covid-19 scams have at least doubled in most states, a consumer protection group said on Tuesday.
YouTube’s battle against Covid-19 misinformation is causing collateral damage as the world’s largest online video service struggles to pick up on nuances of an increasingly complex and political topic.
When US President Donald Trump urged Americans last month to "LIBERATE VIRGINIA” on Twitter, a private Facebook group named "Boogaloo Enthusiasts: CORONAPOCALYPSE” welcomed the tweet.
Internet and media companies should do more to tackle the spread of misinformation in Britain as falsehoods abound during the coronavirus pandemic, fact-checking organisation Full Fact said in a report on Thursday.
Internet and media companies should do more to tackle the spread of misinformation in Britain, independent fact-checking charity Full Fact said in a report on April 30 highlighting falsehoods that have spread during the coronavirus outbreak this year.
When crisis hits, criminals come running. In the case of the coronavirus pandemic, cybercriminals have been busy laying traps in fake apps, phishing emails and websites. Here's what to watch for.
Hundreds of people have been arrested across Asia for posting purported false coronavirus information, according to an AFP investigation, deepening concerns that growing government efforts to combat “fake news” will target the wrong people and silence dissent.
From being duped into taking poisonous "cures", to watching businesses crumble and avoiding life-saving medication, people are suffering devastating real-world impacts of a deluge of online virus misinformation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department brought its first criminal case connected to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday against a Southern California man who tried to solicit investment in a company he claimed had developed a COVID-19 cure.
The 'infodemic' about Covid-19 has people doing stupid things, like avoiding Corona brand beer.