Disinformation related to wildfires 'spreading faster than fire'

APTOPIX California Wildfires
APTOPIX California Wildfires

For years, social media has been under scrutiny for its ability to quickly spread disinformation.

Now experts say that false news about the wildfires on the west coast of America is spreading faster that the fires themselves.

Recently a string of rumours surfaced, blaming Antifa for the wildfires.

Despite moves by police departments to debunk the stories, the fake news continued to spread, even being picked up and repeated by a local politician.

Find out more in the video above.