From the beginning of April, the League of safe Internet has identified more than 7.7 thousand of fakes on the coronavirus, of which 4 thousand are revealed in may. To the organization during this period, there were 18 thousand complaints of citizens on false information in the Network, reported in a press-service of the League.
it noted that the leaders in the dissemination of false information were popular instant messengers – WhatsApp, Viber and Telegram. Then there are the social network and a YouTube video.
“an increasing number of fakes spread orderly”, – said the head of the League of safe Internet Catherine Mizulina.
it is Noted that only 12 percent of the identified fake messages, which the volunteers of the League have issued complaints currently locked.
“we Believe that a more effective fight against false threat of public information it is necessary to introduce additional legislative restrictions”, – said Mizulina. In her opinion, the resources where spread false information should be liable along with users.
the League of safe Internet talking about the most popular fake may. First, this is a video with a man who introduced himself as a doctor from Italy and told about his own experience of recovery from COVID-19. He claims that he recovered in a day due to the fact that consuming the vapours of vodka.
Another popular fake – on sold in Chinese shops, protective masks, which are actually not intended for sale.
the Third popular fake for distance education. The authors claim that since September this year, the training online will be introduced in all educational institutions of Russia. While earlier, the Minister of education Sergey Kravtsov assured that remote school education will not become the new norm. He assured that traditional education Russia will never give up and the students will return to school at the end of the epidemic.