Police couldn't be clearer: There's "zero evidence" the violent death of a University of Pittsburgh assistant professor was related to his work on the coronavirus. Pennsylvania authorities believe Chinese-born Bing Liu, 37, was fatally shot Saturday as a result of a "lengthy dispute regarding an intimate partner." Hao Gu, a software architect whose body was found in a nearby car, is suspected in the murder-suicide. But with fellow scientists saying Liu was "just starting to obtain interesting results" — combined with presidential speculation regarding the pandemic's origin — conspiracy theories and misinformation are rampant online.
OZY examines the Lenin/Earth Day conspiracy theory.