Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Why do people share misinformation about Covid-19? Partly because they’re distracted
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Articles by Herman Wasserman and Dani Madrid-Morales

Herman Wasserman is a professor of media studies and director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. Dani Madrid-Morales is an assistant professor in journalism at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston.
More than a quarter of Kenyans and Nigerians surveyed said they had shared stories that they knew were made up.