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Fact-checks struggle to compete with disinformation on major social media networks.
In April, various right-wing media outlets created an online frenzy that attacked and firmly politicized “vaccine passports” — positioning the idea as a new political flashpoint in the pandemic culture war.
Projects that demonstrate “clear ways to measure success” and aim to reach groups “disproportionately affected by misinformation” will be prioritized.
Plus: Cut the CRAAP, and Facebook’s Oversight Board announces the first cases it will take on.
A Covid-19 vaccine is coming. Will public health messaging be enough to convince Americans to get it?
“Even when companies are handed misinformation on a silver platter, they fail to act.”
Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm. Here are some ideas on how to fix the problem.
Plus: A new public health program is looking for a “silent majority” to debunk vaccine misinformation on social media.
Plus: Emphasizing a publisher’s name on social doesn’t seem to impact readers’ misinfo radar much one way or the other.
During an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “as rumors surface, communications experts rebut them with accurate information via WhatsApp or local radio.”