Fact-checked by: FactCheck.org

2020/01/25 | United States

FALSE: Authorities have identified that the international chemical-warfare terrorist ‘Samuel Whitcomb Hyde’ is behind the deadly China ‘coronavirus.’”

Explanation: It's a long-running internet hoax. Sam Hyde is a comedian who is the frequent target of such hoaxes

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