Disinformation surging online during pandemic, says Microsoft president

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There's been an online surge in disinformation and misinformation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks, along with cyber attacks on hospitals, says the head of one of the world's tech giants.

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Tech companies like Microsoft are reporting increased cybersecurity attacks on hospitals, alongside changes to the way disinformation and misinformation has spread online during the pandemic. Actors involved in cyber attacks are attempting to steal valuable health-related intellectual property, while those spreading misinformation are using social media channels to influence foreign democratic processes. With reason, you may be asking, what has COVID-19 not changed? - Mairead Matthews | email

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