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Articles tagged vaccines (12)

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.
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.