4 Feb 2020

Novel Coronavirus: Fears fuel disinformation in Pacific

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 4 February 2020

The government is being urged to do more to tackle online disinformation after viral posts linked spicy food to catching the Novel Coronavirus.

The posts, widely shared in the Pacific region, were also picked up by an iwi and a Tokelau government-funded organisation.

As Mackenzie Smith reports, they are part of a wave of Wuhan rumours.