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Researcher Cites Uptick In COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2020
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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Claire Wardle, U.S. director of the non-profit First Draft News, about online misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Twenty-one percent of adults in the U.S. say they're, quote, "pretty certain" they will not get a COVID-19 vaccine and that more information will not change their minds. That's according to research out this week from the Pew Research Center.

Why might that be? Well, Facebook has been a hotbed of misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. And this week, the company said it would remove...

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