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21 Feb 2021

Why do people believe Covid conspiracy theories?

Correspondent

As the Covid vaccine is steadily rolled out around the world – and with it, the hope of some kind of return to normality – there’s also a surge in disinformation, conspiracy theories and fake news.

Governments and the World Health Organisation are making a huge effort to tackle it – and putting pressure on social media platforms to take down false content more quickly.

Paraic O’Brien has been to meet anti-lockdown protestors in Birmingham – who claim the virus is some kind of hoax.