Coronavirus disinformation adds conspiratorial fuel to a volatile Middle East

Publication Year
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

If some sources in the Middle East and North Africa are to be believed, China has declared nuclear war on the United States as retaliation for the latter creating the coronavirus to destroy the Chinese economy. Other equally dubious sources could lead a person to believe that 5G technology is responsible for the virus, or that COVID-19 spreads the most in countries located on the 40th parallel north.

Publication Topic
Politics and Public Opinion
Publication Type
Policy Article