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Just like Australia, disinformation is thriving during the US fire crisis | The Guardian

By Jason Wilson
September 18, 2020

Disinformation successfully obscured the real causes of Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season. Now the same thing is happening around me, as I report on a disastrous wildfire season in the American west.

In both countries, the response to a pandemic is also being complicated by disinformation, as conspiracy theorists refuse isolation, refuse masks, and ready themselves to refuse vaccines.

A lot of the fundamental problems are the same, but there are differences in detail.

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Source: Just like Australia, disinformation is thriving during the US fire crisis | Wildfires | The Guardian

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