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Troll farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook

Facebook banned one of the most prolific pushers of medical disinformation after finding its articles had been spread for foreign trolls.   By Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny One of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook has been banned from the platform for using content farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines, Facebook said […]

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Opinion: Everyone has a duty to stop the ‘infodemic’ – Deseret News

Without proper research and pushback, the spread of misinformation could seriously threaten the well-being of Americans.   “Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.” Those were the words of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, spoken at a conference in February. They’re just as alarming […]

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FB to weed out posts spreading misinformation on Coronavirus

Facebook has started its drive to weed out misleading posts spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus. Source: FB to weed out posts spreading misinformation on Coronavirus

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Fake News Claim For Autism Speaks Revenue | John Greally

Fake news claim for A$ after years of falling income thanks to Autistic opposition to their hate-filled scam existence. Autism Speak$ just went into retrenchment/survival mode. The reports are here for all to read: https://www.autismspeaks.org/annual-reports The fall in Income was over $2 million for the year. It would have been far greater without radical changes […]

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Boris Johnson urges social medial firms to block anti-vaxx fake news – The Boar

Johnson has stated that he will not go so far as to enforce mandatory vaccination, a policy that has not been ruled out by the health secretary Source: Boris Johnson urges social medial firms to block anti-vaxx fake news – The Boar

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Anti-vaxxers spread fake anti-vaccine science: Letters – Daily News

“Re “Measles outbreak: Here’s who should get revaccinated” (April 24):This is what happens when celebrities and others, who have no medical training whatsoever, latch onto one study in an attempt t… Source: Anti-vaxxers spread fake anti-vaccine science: Letters – Daily News

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This Was Supposed to Be a Story About a Bizarre Anti-Vaccine Rally and a Sedated Bear. Then It Got Weird.

This world is full of surprises, some of them involving anti-vaccine activists, sedated bears, and the small-scale production of literal fake news. A couple of weeks ago, I thought I was working on a quick, weird story about an anti-vaccine activist in Florida who was attempting to hold a rally in her hometown featuring a […]