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COVID Conspiracy Disinformation Campaign Has Had Vast Reach, Study Finds | Voice of America

By Associated Press
February 20, 2021

BRUSSELS – It took just three months for the rumor that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was engineered as a bioweapon to spread from the fringes of the Chinese internet and take root in millions of people’s minds.

By March 2020, belief that the virus had been human-made and possibly weaponized was widespread, multiple surveys indicated. The Pew Research Center found, for example, that one in three Americans believed the new coronavirus had been created in a lab; one in four thought it had been engineered intentionally.

This chaos was, at least in part, manufactured.

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Source: COVID Conspiracy Disinformation Campaign Has Had Vast Reach, Study Finds | Voice of America – English

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