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Jul 19 2021
As the coronavirus mounts a fresh US assault, it is again tearing at the nation's political divides in a way that multiplies its own impact and makes clear in a supposed summer of freedom that the battle against the virus is far from over.
President Joe Biden is locked in a showdown with Facebook over vaccine misinformation. His predecessor, Donald Trump, is now weighing in, linking hisCNN (Online News)
Apr 14 2020
The House speaker called on scientists to “speak up” against the president’s falsehoods in an interview with “The Late Late Show” host James Corden.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday revealed what she believes is “really dangerous” about President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with “The Late Late Show” host James Corden,HuffPost
Jul 16 2021
President Biden’s surgeon general on Thursday used his first formal advisory to the United States to deliver a broadside against tech and social media companies, which he accused of not doing enough to stop the spread of dangerous health misinformation — especially about Covid-19.
The official, Dr. Vivek Murthy, declared such misinformation “an urgent threat to public health.” HisNew York Times (News)
Jun 28 2021
A World Health Organization advisory group has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine “is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above,” and is specifically recommending it for children ages 12 to 15 who are at high risk of severe COVID-19. The WHO did not say “stop giving kids the vaxx immediately,” as some have claimed online.FactCheck.org
Aug 26 2021
YouTube has since February 2020 removed more than 1 million videos related to "dangerous" coronavirus information, such as false cures or claims of a hoax, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said in a blog post Wednesday.
Putting the number in context is difficult because of the gargantuan scale of Google's service, the internet's biggest source of video, with more than 2 billion monthlyCNET
Sep 07 2020
Facebook has been terrible about removing vaccine misinformation. Will it do better with election misinformation?
“Even when companies are handed misinformation on a silver platter, they fail to act.” The nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate and global agency Restless Development trained young volunteers to identify, record, and report vaccine misinformation on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.” The platforms’ responses were not impressive: “Of the 912 posts flagged and reported byNieman Lab
Mar 11 2022
During his hour-long conversation with Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro, HBO host Bill Maher hit the liberal media for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 risks.The Daily Wire
Jul 01 2021
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has subpoenaed Facebook for records related to the platform’s handling of coronavirus misinformation as part of a previously undisclosed investigation into whether the tech giant is violating consumer protection laws.
What he is demanding: Racine, a Democrat, is calling on Facebook to release by the end of next week an internal study it conductedPolitico
Jul 05 2022
While the House select committee carefully lays out a timeline of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and the events that led to it, false claims of a stolen election are still spreading.
Now, a new strategy has emerged. Instead of trickling down from former President Donald Trump's Twitter account, the movement has gone grassroots, with election denial influencers travelingNPR (Online News)
Jul 22 2021
Democratic senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would hold Facebook, YouTube and other social media companies responsible for the proliferation of falsehoods about vaccines, fake cures and other harmful health-related claims on their sites.
Co-sponsored by Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, the Health Misinformation Act targets aNPR (Online News)