Wilmington hospital responds after viral video of internal meeting about COVID-19 sparks debate
Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center released a statement debunking rumors that the hospital was inaccurately reporting coronavirus hospitalizations to mislead the public, WECT reported on Friday.
Tech companies working to combat spread of conspiracy theories
Tech companies are grappling with how to stop the spread of conspiracy theories, hate speech and other violent rhetoric in the wake of the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Why conspiracy theorists think 5G is bad for your health and why experts say not to worry
For all its promise, the rollout of 5G has also been fraught with rumors and conspiracy theories -- most recently, a narrative spread on social media that the wireless network technology fueled the coronavirus pandemic.
Fact check: Are there illness outbreaks 'every election year?'
As coronavirus misinformation spreads like wildfire, there have been conspiratorial attempts to connect the disease to election year politics. Many tweets and Facebook posts are making the false claim that there is a trend of disease outbreaks matched to elections.
Fayetteville couple charged with stealing government money, conspiracy
A Fayetteville couple has been charged with stealing military property, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina said Friday.