People don’t trust the facts about Trump’s coronavirus. Is it any wonder? | Simon Jenkins

An unregulated internet was always likely to breed confusion, denial and conspiracy theories. This is its apogee

The president is not really sick. He is very sick. He is pretending. He is not pretending. That was his body double in the car. He may die. The illness is a fake to win Christian sympathy.

To QAnon’s followers, Covid is a deep-state Democrat trick to enslave the US and Trump’s “illness” is tactical. So don’t trust anything any more. We are in a maelstrom of information, spin and lies. No wonder there are six explanations for every apparently simple development.

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