This bureau has wondered why people intentionally spread misinformation. Just what motivates them?
Money is one: Influencers have been losing their influence as advertisers suspend agreements along with their budgets. This has pushed influencers into more extreme content. Anything to go viral.
Believe in anything: When people are under stress they can believe anything that seems vaguely reassuring or at least provides an answer.
Attention seekers: Others seem to be craving attention in any shape or form. Some unknown doctors suddenly see their name around the world.
Whatever the reason, it needs to stop. The sooner the dependence stops on misinformation spreading social media for news the better.