Are They Really Out to Get You?
Rohit Deshpande -
Since its discovery of the virus in December of 2019, COVID 19 has spread across the globe at an astonishing rate. However, one phenomenon which has outpaced the virus at all avenues is the false news and information regarding this virus which has infected the news media and our daily feed on social media. From whatsapp messages and facebook posts to big budget documentaries, false news has taken all forms and means possible.
However, when it goes to making false information look like legitimate information, some people have gone above and beyond. Popular channels like Brain Fight, hosted by popular right wing extremist Alex Jones have lent their voice to many conspiracy theories, lending credence to these theories. However, this piece will largely focus on one singly effort to spread fake news, ‘Plandemic.’