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Many Facebook users in Timor-Leste shared a short video that aired on the WCBN channel about the arrest of Harvard Scientist Charles Lieber.
They shared this video by writing the FBI had arrested the author who made the corona virus. This video has long been released by several news channels in the US but now it is very viral in Timor-Leste. Thus Timor-Leste Fact-Checker also made the decision to write a few paragraphs in Tetum with the title of this short video has no link with coronavirus.
False information about the spread of the Coronacirus Disease 2019 (CorVid-19) pandemic over the past few weeks is overwhelming. The sources of false information come from the government through the ministry of health itself and also from people who are not responsible.