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5G coronavirus conspiracy theories are spreading on TikTok – despite the app supposedly cracking down on fake news (iNews

TikTok may have escaped the attention of the Reuters Institute study but not the UK’s iNews. After almost a week of stories in the country about arson attacks on 5G masts, reporter Ruchira Sharma found conspiracy theories were rife on the video-sharing app, including some particularly high-profile accounts. Whether or not the videos contravene guidelines banning “misinformation which could cause harm to our community or the larger public” is unclear, but links to other conspiracy theories are crystal clear, writes Sharma. Further proof, in case it was needed, that misinformation of one type can often be a gateway to other types