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Fighting Disinformation, FEMA Launches Coronavirus Rumor Control Website | NPR

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to knock down a series of rumors and falsehoods that have been spreading along with the coronavirus pandemic.

It launched a page on its website called Coronavirus Rumor Control to fight the misinformation as officials work to assure the public there is, in fact, no “national quarantine,” nor has FEMA deployed “military assets.”

“No, FEMA does not have military assets,” the site notes.

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News on Saturday that “we have no plans for a national lockdown or a national quarantine,” calling that disinformation.

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Source: Fighting Disinformation, FEMA Launches Coronavirus Rumor Control Website : NPR

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