Apr 22, 2020 - 24 min
The idea that we are suffering an 'infodemic' when it comes to coronavirus is attractive — and wrong. While we need to be wary of misleading information in times as uncertain as these, for Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan there is a real danger in understanding this wave of false news as 'disease'. Notably, as in doing so, we might be redirecting our focus away from the experts and politicians in charge. In this piece for the Financial Times, he explores.