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May 31 2022
Friday, May 27, was supposed to be the first full day of summer break for the students and staff of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Instead, it marked the end of a brutal week marred by loss, grief, heartbreak and anger, after 19 children and two teachers were killed at the school on May 24 by an 18-year-old shooter.
The attack was the deadliest school shooting in the U.PolitiFact
Apr 22 2021
Florida Gov. DeSantis and YouTube are sparring over a video takedown. Is it censorship or misinformation?
In early April, YouTube took down a video featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a group of controversial scientists at a March 18 coronavirus roundtable. The online video platform, owned by Google, cited as its rationale that the video contained false statements about the efficacy of children’s mask-wearing.
The decision has drawn public blowback on social media and from DeSantisPolitiFact
Dec 10 2020
Social media posts containing vaccine misinformation not only have increased since the pandemic began, they're more likely to coexist alongside less extreme content, effectively normalizing them and possibly delaying wider acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine, experts told ABC News.
Analysts with Graphika, a firm that tracks social media misinformation, said that members of the anti-vaccineABC News (Online)
Mar 01 2021
Twitter said Monday it will start labeling coronavirus vaccine misinformation on its platform and warned that those who violate its rules repeatedly will face permanent bans.
"Starting today, we will begin applying labels to Tweets that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to our continued efforts to remove the most harmful COVID-19 misleadingWashington Examiner
Mar 01 2021
Twitter is expanding its use of warning labels on tweets that contain misleading details about coronavirus vaccines.
The move, announced in a blogpost on Monday, is designed to strengthen the social network’s existing Covid-19 guidance, which has led to the removal of more than 8,400 tweets and challenged 11.5m accounts worldwide.
In December the platform started providing moreThe Guardian
Nov 12 2020
Pfizer’s announcement this week that it had a 90% effective vaccine against COVID-19 provided a glimpse of the wave of mis- and disinformation that could engulf any effort to bring about broad distribution – and acceptance – of such a vaccine.
The announcement itself was the subject of a conspiracy theory: that it came out after the election so that voters couldn’t give the TrumpPoynter
Aug 08 2022
Coronavirus tally: President Biden leaves White House for first time after testing negative for COVID for two straight days
President Joe Biden, after testing negative for COVID on Saturday and Sunday, left the White House for the first time since becoming infectious last month, the Associated Press reported. Biden emerged from an isolation that lasted longer than expected because of a rebound case of the virus. "He will safety return to public engagement and presidential travel," White House Physician Dr. Kevin O'MarketWatch
Apr 03 2020
“China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House.” (Bloomberg)
The left is critical of China’s misinformation and calls for international cooperation to combat the pandemic.
The right is criticalThe Flip Side
Dec 17 2020
Twitter announced Wednesday that it will remove tweets making false or misleading claims about COVID-19 vaccinations.
Any tweets claiming that vaccines “intentionally cause harm to control populations” or invoke conspiracy theories will be subject to removal, according to Twitter’s blog post. Tweets falsely suggesting that COVID-19 doesn’t exist or espouse “widely debunked” claims mayThe Verge
Oct 12 2020
President Donald Trump takes his Covid denial tour back to the campaign trail Monday as the tense final stretch of an election now three weeks away gets a fresh jolt with Senate hearings on his Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett.
Trump, who announced Sunday, without providing evidence, that he has tested "totally negative" after his bout with the virus, plans to hold his first rallyCNN (Online News)