Amid the coronavirus pandemic, another conspiracy theory is spreading on social media like wildfire. A video clip sighted by MandyNews on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp claiming that United Stated of America have arrested Dr Charles Lieber, a Harvard professor, for creating coronavirus and selling it to China.
Did Dr Charles Lieber, Harvard professor created and sells coronavirus to China?
Claim: “Finally FBI arrested a professor from Boston University who was in connection with Chinese university and research lab in Wuhan, and was highly paid by China…….Now it is very close to clear that coronavirus is a Bio Attack planned and conducted by China.”
claim 2: “USA just discovered the man who manufactured and sold the #coronavirus to #China. Dr #CharlesLieber, head of the chemistry and biology department at #HarvardUniversity, USA. He was just arrested today according to American department sources.”
What is true: Dr Charles Lieber was arrested in January 2020 for lying and making fraudulent statements to US federal authorities about funds he had allegedly received from the Chinese government. His arrest has no connection to coronavirus.