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In March, as claims about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help.
Facebook has removed a video by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, where he claimed that Covid-19 vaccines could cause people to develop AIDS.
Hoaxes spread quickly online, be they about celebrities, politicians or anyone else. But falsehoods labelled as satire can slip through the defenses of social media companies, allowing people to peddle fiction as fact, all while making a financial profit.
In a post on Facebook, MOH explained that the message did not explain the full details of the claim process or eligibility criteria in the provided link.
On the face of it, you might think that the QAnon conspiracy has largely disappeared from big social media sites. But that’s not quite the case.
No good deed goes unpunished: correcting others on Twitter may result in more negativity, research finds.
Conspiracy theories, fake reports and mudslinging – in Iraq, false news thrives and risks real-life consequences as authorities struggle to counteract its spread.
Facebook says it will no longer remove claims that Covid-19 is human-made or manufactured “in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid-19 and in consultation with public health experts”.
Fake news is multiplying on social networks in Mexico during an election campaign marked by increased political polarisation, insults and attacks against candidates and parties, experts warn.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook, Alphabet unit Google and other tech giants will have to pledge to do more to curb the monetisation of false information through advertisement placements, according to a European Commission document seen by Reuters.