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DeTect: Nobel laureate made no claims on lab origin of virus
When false news is spread, it can cause a negative impact among millions. Be a responsible citizen, combat this growing problem by separating fact from fiction here
A lengthy text message has gone viral on WhatsApp which claims that Japan’s Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Tasuku Honjo said that coronavirus is not natural but “manufactured by China”. Along with the text, there is a link to Honjo’s Wikipedia page. Alt News fact checked this and found that in an e-mail, a PhD student working under the scholar gave out a statement on behalf of the professor that “Prof Honjo never made any such statements.”
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