Coronavirus: The Seven Types of People who Start and Spread Viral Misinformation

Date of Publication
2020

BBC Media have investigated hundreds of misleading stories during the pandemic. It's given them an idea about who is behind misinformation - and what motivates them.

According to BBC Media, gere are seven types of people who start and spread falsehoods:

  1. The joker
  2. The scammer
  3. The politician
  4. The conspiracy theorist
  5. The insider
  6. The relative
  7. The celebrity