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COVID misinformation is a health risk – tech companies need to remove harmful content not tweak their algorithms

By Andrew Chadwick, Professor of Political Communication, Loughborough University
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Many worldwide have now caught COVID. But during the pandemic many more are likely to have encountered something else that’s been spreading virally: misinformation. False information has plagued the COVID response, erroneously convincing people that the virus isn’t harmful, of the merits of various ineffective treatments, or of false dangers associated with vaccines.

Often, this misinformation spreads through social media. At its worst, it can kill…The Conversation

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