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9 Jun 2020

WHO scrambles to clarify comments on asymptomatic coronavirus spread, says much is still unknown

The World Health Organization clarified its comments that asymptomatic spread is “very rare” after coming under fire by academics and epidemiologists for misleading the public. While more transmission does happen among symptomatic individuals, a risk of transmission is present for all, an official explained.
The World Health Organization clarified its comments that asymptomatic spread is “very rare” after coming under fire...

Publisher: Fast Company

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29 May 2020

COVID-19 misinformation and the election are colliding

Since the coronavirus outbreak, all three networks have worked to promote appropriate sources of health information and pull down content that could harm users. However, they have traditionally shied from removing false information that is politically charged. As health misinformation becomes increasingly politicized, they may be forced to take a stance.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, all three networks have worked to promote appropriate sources of health information and...

Publisher: Politifact

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8 May 2020

Fact-checking ‘Plandemic’: A documentary full of false conspiracy theories about the coronavirus

We fact-checked eight of Mikovits’ most misleading claims from the video. They span from conspiracies about the origin of the coronavirus to falsehoods about wearing a face mask.
We fact-checked eight of Mikovits’ most misleading claims from the video. They span from conspiracies about the origin...

Publisher: NPR

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8 May 2020

Seen ‘Plandemic’? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video’s Claims

The analysis of the Pandemic video offers some insight into claims made against Dr Fauci, more specifically the claim that Dr. Fauci sent threatening letters to her and about him profiting from patents and COVID-19 payments
The analysis of the Pandemic video offers some insight into claims made against Dr Fauci, more specifically the claim...

Publisher: STAT

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1 May 2020

Experts question Facebook’s approach to combat Covid-19 misinformation

Facebook's Covid-19 misinformation campaign pulls from several psychology studies. The problem: The researchers behind some of those papers and outside experts say Facebook appears to be interpreting the findings incorrectly — and their approach could be running counter to the goal of tamping down on runaway misinformation.
Facebook's Covid-19 misinformation campaign pulls from several psychology studies. The problem: The researchers behind...

Publisher: TechCrunch

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28 Apr 2020

As COVID-19 misinformation grows, YouTube brings video fact-checking to the US

In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s finally bringing its fact-checking information panels to the U.S. First introduced in Brazil and India, the expansion comes as COVID-19-related misinformation and conspiracy has proliferated online and through certain media.
In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s finally bringing its fact-checking information panels to the U.S....

Publisher: BBC News

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27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Viral WhatsApp messages ‘drop 70%’

WhatsApp has been key to the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Concerned friends and relatives have used private group chats to forward on dodgy lists of medical advice or speculation about government plans, “just in case” they could be useful. So Whats app stopped messages sent between individual users five times or more then being posted to more than one chat group at a time.
WhatsApp has been key to the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Concerned friends and relatives have used...

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