From a secret strategy to stop Brexit, to an infection engineered to control population, the conspiracies surrounding the coronavirus have actually been spreading out quick on social networks.
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Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube have actually all seen a host of misinformation being spread out on their platform, with fake news sources amassing over 50 million engagements.
Facebook, which has over 2 billion accounts worldwide, has actually revealed that it’s busy removing false claims from its site and will promote the guidance of the World Health organisation.
In spite of this push from FB, online analytics show that in the UK the NHS site is still seeing less engagements than fake news sources from the United States.
Katie Razzall is joined by Anna-Sophie Harling from NewsGuard, an online browser extension that reports on digital false information, and Victoria Baine a former Facebook Trust and Safety Manager to discuss what needs to be done to secure ourselves from digital misinformation.
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