People of east Asian appearance are being abused and attacked as #coronaracism becomes a pandemic
Epidemics bring out the best and worst of social media.
In the past two months, I have seen pseudo-scientific “cures” for the Covid-19 proliferating on WeChat, conspiracy theorists on Gab propagating various “truths” about the source of the outbreak, and young Tik Tokers video-sharing “funny” memes about the virus.
less than 0.001% of chinese people have coronavirus yet more than 99.999% have already experienced coronaracism
Dr Jing Zeng is a senior research and teaching associate at the University of Zurich
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