“We have pointed out that millions go to Fox News for information, or should I say misinformation, and that includes the president,” Keilar began. She noted that “if you only watched Fox News, you might think hydroxychloroquine is to coronavirus what Tylenol is to a headache, or that gathering in large crowds indoors without masks is safe, or that Democrats want schools and businesses to be closed forever.”
Keilar highlighted just some of the “false” and “dangerous” claims that have been made in recent weeks on the conservative network that is often watched by President Donald Trump and whose hosts frequently guide his policy decisions ― from the dismissal of face masks to the promotion of the concept of herd immunity.
“Misinformation is a virus unto itself. And Fox News is the vector.”
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