Hungary cops arrest 2 over coronavirus fake news

Vapour fogs up the goggles of an ambulance driver in Wuhan, Hubei, last month. China has reported more than 800 deaths from a new coronavirus. – EPA pic, February 9, 2020.

HUNGARIAN police yesterday said they have busted a network of “fake news” websites that reported alleged coronavirus-related deaths in the country, which is so far free of infections.

A man and a woman are suspected of “operating dozens of fake news portals and linked Facebook pages” claiming that several people have been infected and died from the virus, said a statement on police’s website.

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