A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths. And experts say the potential for indirect harm caused by rumours, conspiracy theories and bad health information could be much bigger.
To combat what the World Health Organization has called an “infodemic” around COVID-19, BBC News Africa has launched a searchable library of fact-checks debunking popular myths and misinformation about coronavirus in Africa.
You can explore the top stories on this theme and also search the library of fact-checks.
This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus since it emerged in China in December of 2019. It is updated several times each day.
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