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‘An unquestionable truth’: Religious misinformation in the coronavirus pandemic | First Draft

By Jaime Longoria, Daniel Acosta Ramos & Madelyn Webb
August 27, 2020

Harmful misinformation about the coronavirus abounds in Latin American Christian communities, with figures such as Gutierrez pushing unproven and potentially dangerous treatments and capitalizing on fear to promote anti-vaccine sentiment. The trusted position of these religious leaders can legitimize potentially dangerous ideas for a large audience via independent Christian news networks and social media.

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