Websites spin unproven link between Canada, China about coronavirus outbreak - 2020-01-26

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F0.png Websites spin unproven link between Canada, China about coronavirus outbreak January 26, 2020, PolitiFact

A widely shared article on social media inaccurately claims Canada is the source of the 2019 coronavirus outbreak in China.

Zero Hedge, a blog with a track record of publishing false information, said in a Jan. 26 story that the coronavirus is part of a Chinese plot to develop a bioweapon. The article was republished from a website called Great Game India.

"Last year a mysterious shipment was caught smuggling Coronavirus from Canada. It was traced to Chinese agents working at a Canadian lab," the story reads. "Subsequent investigation by GreatGameIndia linked the agents to Chinese Biological Warfare Program from where the virus is suspected to have leaked causing the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak."

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