Fighting back against coronavirus misinformation

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Determining how far COVID-19 misinformation has penetrated the population.

UC Berkeley Professor of Vision Science Hany Farid is launching a major survey of people in United States and Western Europe to determine how far COVID-19 misinformation has penetrated the population. An article on this work has been published by the UC Berkeley School of Engineering, where Dr. Farid also has a faculty appointment.

Berkeley Engineering Article

Thomas Lee of the Berkeley School of Engineering writes that "Farid and his researchers hope to interview 'thousands' of people. Preliminary information from the survey suggests a vast majority of people believe humans deliberately created the virus, even though scientists say the pathogen occurred naturally."

Berkeley Engineering Article

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Deep Fakes: Pushing the limits of human visual perception, and what we can do about it. An interview with Dr. Hany Farid.
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