Posted on 03/12/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One fact you can count on during a crisis: that misinformation will be spread, often by opportunists.

Amazon is seeing an influx of poorly written and even plagiarized books on coronavirus and how to fight it.

The Guardian also reports that, unsurprisingly, the outbreak has inspired actual original books, such as one on how to make your own hand sanitizer.

The retailer issued a statement emphasizing that it requires accurate and honest information on its products.

“Amazon maintains content guidelines for the books we sell, and we continue to evaluate our catalogue, listening to customer feedback,” the statement said, in part.

See a few examples of which books not to buy in the Guardian.

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