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Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation

Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation

Update: 2020-02-135
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Kim Bellware on how disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading online. Danielle Paquette on the drawdown of Firestone’s factories in Liberia, where the tire company has been central to the economy. And Rick Maese takes us inside a Tokyo dojo.

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As the coronavirus spreads, so does disinformation about the outbreak, stoking fears and racism.

The tire company Firestone has a long, complicated history with Liberia. The drawdown of its factories is devastating workers there and causing a seismic chasm in the country’s economy.

Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, but Japan’s iconic sport will be absent from the lineup. Only men are allowed to compete professionally, but some women are pushing their way in. 

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Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation

Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation

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