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Russia and China's COVID-19 myths debunked as virus cases rise over 600k.

Does coronavirus actually exist? Did it originate from a US army base? Is it no worse than the flu? Did China from the start handle the virus outbreak swiftly and effectively?

If you find yourself asking these questions, you’ve been in contact with a massive propaganda campaign from Russia and China aimed at spreading misinformation about the virus. So why is it at such a critical point for countries to work together and fight a global pandemic, a new battle has emerged, one aimed at destabilising geopolitics as we know it?

Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of Research at the Henry Jackson society, explains what myths Russia and China are putting out there, what kind of disinformation campaigns each country has enacted in the past and why they are spreading these falsehoods now.

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