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FACT CHECK: Misinformation on novel coronavirus that spreads online – Rappler


ARRIVALS. Chinese nationals arriving from Guangzhou, China are seen wearing face mask at the arrival area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Since the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus or nCoV, false information about the deadly disease has also spread like a virus on a global scale. (READ: ‘Novel coronavirus’ or 2019 nCoV: What we know so far)

Several fact-checking organizations that are signatory to Poynter’s International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) collaborated to combat the disinformation on 2019-nCoV. (READ: Fact checkers worldwide team up to debunk false info about 2019-nCoV)

The Philippines only confirmed on Thursday, January 30, its first case of 2019-nCoV.

Rappler consolidated the list of coronavirus-related claims that we fact-checked. We also added the 3 biggest trends of misinformation from Poynter’s article published on Tuesday, January 28.

Here are the false claims:

1. Claim: ‘SARS’ case reported in clinic at Shangri-La Plaza

A chain message circulated on Tuesday, January 14, warning people to avoid going to Shangri-La Plaza, a mall in Mandaluyong City, because of a…

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