One Big Thing: Can you spot online disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, a considerable amount of online disinformation has surfaced about all aspects of the pandemic, coining the term “Infodemic”. Many U.S. government agencies have stepped up to combat it including the CDC, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and other government agencies. The CDC has gone as far as to tag any social media post related to the pandemic or vaccine with links to their own website. Some social media platforms including Facebook and twitter have joined the effort by adding their own disinformation warnings. Despite their efforts, other platforms like Instagram have been accused of continuing to lead users to false claims about the virus.
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