The Washington Post has corrected a 2020 article about the theory COVID-19 escaped from a lab.
The article explored Sen. Tom Cotton's defence of the theory, which it described as "debunked."
Once dismissed by experts, the lab leak hypothesis is now regarded as a credible possibility.
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The Washington Post on Tuesday corrected a 2020 article which criticised Republican Sen. Tom Cotton for defending the claim that the COVID-19 virus may have escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan China.
The article had described the claim as "debunked" and a "conspiracy theory."
The original headline of the February 2020 story read: "Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus conspiracy theory that was already debunked"
The headline was corrected on Tuesday to read: "Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus fringe theory that scientists have disputed."
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