ABC News Interview: Coronavirus and WhatsApp Misinformation

1 minute read | First published: March 25, 2020

Our co-founder and Executive Director Stephanie Hankey was interviewed by ABC News about how coronavirus misinformation is going viral on WhatsApp:

“There is an increase in misinformation at a time of crisis,” she said. “Misinformation works because it plays in to our hopes and fears and confirms our biases. What we have seen again with this crisis is that WhatsApp enables the circulation of false information presented as facts that play into our greatest fears.”

You can read the full article here.