Facebook admits it's awash in COVID-19 misinformation

Tech 11-8-2020 Mashable 25
Facebook admits it's awash in COVID-19 misinformation

No, it's not just your relatives and old high school friends sharing fake coronavirus cures and anti-mask propaganda on Facebook. 

The social media giant admitted the mind-boggling scale of COVID-19 misinformation flooding its platforms Tuesday in a statement to reporters. And, in perhaps what won't come as a surprise to the people who rely on Facebook and Instagram to get their daily news, the sites are drowning in it. 

For starters, the company confirmed it removed more than 7 million "pieces of harmful COVID-19 misinformation" from both Facebook and Instagram in the months spanning April to June. Examples of which include posts pushing "exaggerated cures" and "fake preventative measures."  Read more...

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