The fight against coronavirus misinformation

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    Twitter prioritizes blue-check verifications to confirm experts on COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus
    March 21, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/21/t...xperts-on-covid-19-and-the-novel-coronavirus/
    Twitter: An update on our continuity strategy during COVID-19
     
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    WhatsApp and WHO create a chatbot to share reliable coronavirus info
    It's one more way that WhatsApp is fighting the spread of misinformation
    March 20, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/20/whatsapp-who-coronavirus-chatbot/
    WhatsApp: The World Health Organization launches WHO Health Alert on WhatsApp
     
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    WhatsApp in talks with NHS to set up coronavirus chatbot
    March 20, 2020
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    Facebook will put vetted coronavirus information at the top of the News Feed
    March 18, 2020
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/18/...navirus-news-feed-information-center-covid-19
     
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    Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus
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    YouTube Will Start Displaying Trustworthy Coronavirus Related Videos On Its Homepage
    March 21, 2020
    https://www.digitalinformationworld...ronavirus-related-videos-on-its-homepage.html
     
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    Major tech platforms say they’re ‘jointly combating fraud and misinformation’ about COVID-19
    Including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube, among others
    March 16, 2020
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/16/...ter-youtube-joint-effort-misinformation-fraud
     
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    If social media giants collaborate, can they wrestle down COVID-19 misinformation?
    March 20, 2020
    https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/social-media-covid-19-misinformation/
     
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    I have asked several You Tuber's in the know,some of whom are in the medical field,if the Corona Virus tests are accurate.Some say there are debates about this and others never answer.If we could get relative info it would help but it seems some channels are driven by paranoia.
     
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    There are no medical tests that have 100% sensitivity and specificity. This includes all tests, not only SARS-CoV-2-related tests. Laboratory tests are only one tool in medical toolbox to diagnose. Search for video titled "If money was no object, should you run every medical test?" on Youtube for super-short, non-infectious-disease-specific introduction to screening. Channel is called "Medlife Crisis".
     
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    Than
    Thank you.
     
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    Instagram to remove coronavirus related content from recommendations
    March 24, 2020
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    Coronavirus Response: FEMA Battles Rumors, Conspiracy Theories With New Web Page
    March 25, 2020
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    Facebook is doing more to promote reliable information about coronavirus
    March 26, 2020
    https://betanews.com/2020/03/26/facebook-instagram-messenger-whatsapp-coronavirus/
    Facebook: Combating COVID-19 Misinformation Across Our Apps
     
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    Social media platforms are fighting disinformation, but with half the resources
    March 25, 2020
    https://www.marketplace.org/shows/m...ntent-moderation-social-media-disinformation/
     
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    Social media fuels spread of COVID-19 information—and misinformation
    March 30, 2020
    https://techxplore.com/news/2020-03-social-media-fuels-covid-informationand.html
     
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    Coronavirus: Fake news crackdown by UK government
    March 30, 2020
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    Coronavirus lies are going viral. It’s essential we all fight back
    There’s a coronavirus infodemic raging on social media. But there’s also a way out
    March 30, 2020

    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/coronavirus-lies-social-media
     
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    I don't use social media groups - think they are the most divisive and provide lots of bad information due to the fact that they are populated with some people who are most opinionated and some people who are most gullible. They may have started out with a good intentions, but they have grown into something else.
     
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    This is nothing but censorship. People should be able to post and believe what they want to believe.

    Censorship is always a bad idea.
     
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    Google Removes Infowars Android App From Online Store Over Coronavirus Misinformation
    March 28, 2020
    https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/google-bans-infowars-app-1203548034/
    Twitter Requires Fox News’ Laura Ingraham to Delete Post With ‘Misleading’ Coronavirus Claims
    March 30, 2020
    https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/twitter-fox-news-laura-ingraham-delete-coronavirus-1203549252/
     
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    yes agree, but propagating fake news is worse than Covid-19 and that should be severely punished.
     
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    The problem that turns into is who decides what is fake news, how far does that reach into other topics, and what is the punishment?
     
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    Definitely.
     
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