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“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”
And what about Trump’s hydroxychloroquine and bleach proclamations?
It’s not the 5G-type stuff that’s confusing people.
Plus: Conspiracy theories on TikTok, and “over one-quarter of the most viewed YouTube videos on COVID-19 contained misleading information.”
“The economic problem for journalism was not competition, in other words, but surveillance and monopoly.”
A bogus headline seems both more true and more familiar to people when it’s accompanied by a photo of any kind.
Sometimes it’s the sort of basic Internet skill you might take for granted — like knowing how to search a web page — that can stop someone from sharing fake news.
Plus: Facebook allows “rampant climate denialism” around the Australian wildfires, and female politicians in India face a disproportionate amount of trolling.
Plus: Emphasizing a publisher’s name on social doesn’t seem to impact readers’ misinfo radar much one way or the other.