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