Weaponising Covid-19: How state suppression breeds distrust and disinformation in Hong Kong

Amidst global uncertainty and instability, conspiracy theories, misinformation, and disinformation have become wildly common during the pandemic. While some people believe that Covid-19 is a hoax, others believe in unproven “miracle cures.” When false claims and theories about the pandemic circulate and gain traction on social media, they can endanger public health, jeopardising public efforts […]