New York Times - Misleading Virus Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online


Alethea Group Founder and CEO Lisa Kaplan discusses the viral video in which a group of people calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors” spreads false information about the coronavirus pandemic.


“Misinformation about a deadly virus has become political fodder, which was then spread by many individuals who are trusted by their constituencies,” said Lisa Kaplan, founder of Alethea Group, a start-up that helps fight disinformation. “If just one person listened to anyone spreading these falsehoods and they subsequently took an action that caused others to catch, spread or even die from the virus — that is one person too many.”


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