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Articles tagged anti-vaxxers (9)

Simply counting instances of misinformation found on a social media platform leaves two key questions unanswered.
From December 2020 to mid-August 2021, right-wing media outlets published more than seven times as many stories mentioning VAERS as mainstream news outlets.
Plus: How a fake news headline came to be (there are no “Obama-Soros Antifa Supersoldiers”) and trends in Covid-19 misinformation.
Plus: A new raft of misinformation research to read, and the actual dollar cost of anti-vaxxing.
Plus: YouTube adds fact-checks (in India), and Facebook moves to combat anti-vaxxing after receiving loads of public pressure.
Plus: Big advertisers ban YouTube (not over vaccines), the National Cancer Institute wonders how to respond to health misinformation, and how to fill a data void.
During an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “as rumors surface, communications experts rebut them with accurate information via WhatsApp or local radio.”
Plus: Infowars’ Alex Jones is suspended from Facebook, eyes on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, and anti-vaccine Facebook groups.