Russia behind huge coronavirus disinformation campaign: US

A medical worker in protective suit transports an oxygen tank at Wuhan Red Cross Hospital. (Reuters)

Thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts have launched a coordinated effort to spread alarm about the new coronavirus, disrupting global efforts to combat the epidemic, US officials told AFP.

The disinformation campaign promotes unfounded conspiracy theories that the United States is behind the COVID-19 outbreak, in an apparent bid to damage the US image by seizing on international health concerns, they said.

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