Study: Half of Canadians fooled by Covid-19 conspiracy theories


People sit and play cards at a park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The School of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa surveyed 2,000 Canadians and found that 46% believe in at least one of four key myths circulating online. The researchers noted that people who spent a lot of time on social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, were most likely to believe in the conspiracy theories. — Bloomberg

OTTAWA: Nearly half of Canadians subscribe to coronavirus conspiracy theories – including debunked miracle cures, notions of a 5G cover-up or that the virus was engineered in a Chinese lab, according to a new study.

The School of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa surveyed 2,000 Canadians and found that 46% believe in at least one of four key myths circulating online.

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