030: Stories Spread

The ebola virus pandemic currently sweeping through west Africa has been nothing short of tragic. Since the start of the outbreak last December, over 4000 people have died, with thousands more still ill. While health officials work to treat those who have contracted the disease, fear about ebola continues to spread.

On this side of the world, a 24-hour news cycle and a hyper-connected public have created an environment of uncertainty. This week, we look at how technology is enabling the spread of bad stories, false claims, and fear of others in a terrible situation.