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A viral post terrifying parents into believing they will not be able to stay with children who display symptoms of coronavirus has been exposed as a hoax.
The post, which has been shared thousands of times across social media, read: "Biggest wake up call ever. If your child gets this virus, they're going to hospital alone in a van with people they don't know to a room they don’t know to be with people they don't know.
“You will be at home without them in their time of need. Think about it, stay in."
Celebrities including Kerry Katona and Rochelle Humes shared the post, with Katona writing: “PLEASE STAY AT HOME!!!!!!!!!!! I was sent this which has scared the sh** out of me but I tell you what I know I’m not leaving my house! I’m a mother of 5 my anxiety is through the roof’!
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“I haven’t posted this to scare people but seeing pics of bloody idiots in groups sunbathing it feels people are still not getting what it going on! Please stay safe everyone sending you all love and light.”
Katona’s post has now been flagged by Instagram as containing false information.
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Gillian Johnston is a mum-of-two from Buckinghamshire. She told Yahoo News UK: “I read the post and it terrified me. It freaked me out so much I kept bursting into tears. Parents have enough to worry about at the moment without extra scaremongering.”
Jackie Wilson saw the post on her Facebook page and said: “However well intentioned, this horrifies me - and I’m compliant. Shaming and instilling fear is not acceptable, whatever the motives.”
The scam is just one of multiple ‘fake news’ stories that has spread across social media during the coronavirus outbreak. But the government are determined to set the record straight and clamp down on “fake news”.
Tory MP Damian Collins warned against sharing coronavirus-related “fake news” as he launched an online service to combat falsehoods during the pandemic.
The former chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media And Sport (DCMS) Select Committee called for knowingly peddling misinformation related to the Covid-19 outbreak to be made an offence.
Collins has partnered with Infotagion, a free-to-access website, which allows members of the public to post screenshots of coronavirus-related information they have received online.
A team organised by Collins – who led the Government investigation into disinformation and fake news – will check what users submit against official sources and give traffic light answers on whether it is true or false.
He said: “Lots of the debate around fake news has been in the political context, around election campaigning, but here we are seeing it in a public health crisis.
“In some ways, this is the first public health crisis in the age of social media disinformation, and therefore it requires a different response.”
The Conservative MP said it should be an offence for someone to “knowingly and maliciously spread disinformation” that could be harmful to public health.
“I think [it] should be an offence to do that, and should be an offence for social media companies not to take that content down,” he said.
The service, in collaboration with media and technology company Iconic Labs, will provide users with links to trusted information sources, such as the World Health Organisation, or official Government guidance.
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- here is . If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and Only if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In , anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In , call your GP.
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Political comments or posts MUST also include a quality discussion on how markets will be impacted. Ban all posts about people getting coronavirus . Looks fake as hell but he knew what he was doing. haven't been going to the hospital , I know they are busy and I don't fit the right profile.
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