Chain mail is back, but some of it might be spreading fake COVID-19 news

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Chain emails are making a comeback during COVID-19. Credit: Pixabay.

COVID-19 is bringing back one thing that helps us feel connected: chain emails. These community-driven email lists feature all sorts of things, including recipes and prayers. But they can also be a hotbed of misinformation about the virus. 

Mother Jones: How the Coronavirus Brought Chain Mail Back to the Mainstream

Credits

Guest:
Ali Breland - technology and disinformation reporter for Mother Jones

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Kathryn Barnes