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Take the coronavirus disinformation test

Can you separate the COVID-19 fact from viral fiction? This quiz will help you spot the most common coronavirus disinformation circulating on the internet.

Alastair Tibbitt
19 March 2020
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People on lock-down are turning to the internet like never before, and scammers have moved to take advantage.

It's surprisingly easy to unwittingly share coronavirus disinformation with friends and family.To help tackle this we've put together a short quiz that anyone can take.

It is based on verified official information and common COVID-19 rumours that have been fact-checked by trustworthy media sources.

Take the online coronavirus quiz to see if you can separate fact from fiction and then help beat the scammers by sharing it with your friends and family.

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Hear from:

Paolo Gerbaudo Sociologist and political theorist, director of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London and author of ‘The Mask and the Flag: Populism and Global Protest’ and ‘The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy’, and of the forthcoming ‘The Great Recoil: Politics After Populism and Pandemic’.

Chantal Mouffe Emeritus Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster in London. Her most recent books are ‘Agonistics. Thinking the World Politically’, ‘Podemos. In the Name of the People’ and ‘For a Left Populism’.

Spyros A. Sofos Researcher and research coordinator at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University and author of ‘Nation and Identity in Contemporary Europe’, ‘Tormented by History’ and ‘Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks'.

Chair: Walid el Houri Researcher, journalist and filmmaker based between Berlin and Beirut. He is partnerships editor at openDemocracy and lead editor of its North Africa, West Asia project.

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