Misinformation

Facebook Employees Warned About Election Misinformation, to Little Effect

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

Company documents show that the social network's employees repeatedly raised red flags about the spread of misinformation and conspiracies before and after the contested...
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Fauci Says If He Had to Pick 'Worst Time' for an Outbreak It Would Be Now

8 hours ago   |   Newsweek

The infectious diseases expert criticized the spreading of misinformation and said people equate the opinions of people on Facebook with those of Nobel laureates.
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Biden Mocks Vaccine Skeptics: 'I Have The Freedom to Kill You With My COVID'

1 day ago   |   Newsweek

Biden said that two things still concern him: "gross misinformation" from anti-vaccination activists and those who try to make vaccines a "political freedom issue."
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A New Name Won't Fix Facebook

1 day ago   |   Time

When an established company becomes fraught with scandal, advisers will often suggest changing the subject to distract from its mistakes. It's usually a last resort effort, but...
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Scientists React As NIH Head Francis Collins Calls Wuhan Lab Leak Theories 'Misinformation'

1 day ago   |   Newsweek

The outgoing NIH director said COVID could not have been caused by federally funded virus research, but some scientists disagree.
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An anti-vax doctor who's one of the biggest spreaders of COVID-19 disinformation says he doesn't lose sleep if his remarks cause death

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

A healthcare worker holds a syringe of COVID-19 vaccine. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images The Center for Countering Digital Hate has named Dr. Rashid...
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After being accused of ‘buying' the 2020 election, Facebook announces it's getting even more involved in US state elections

After being accused of ‘buying' the 2020 election, Facebook announces it's getting even more involved in US state elections

2 days ago   |   RT

Mired in employee ‘whistleblowers' and document leaks, Facebook is rushing to cleanse its image ahead of upcoming elections, highlighting several ‘election integrity' features...
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21 Chicago officers are on no-pay status over vaccine rule, but some who refused have since complied, police superintendent says: ‘Many have been misinformed'

3 days ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Almost 70% of officers have entered reported their vaccine status as required, Brown says.
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ICYMI: Rep. Andy Harris Personally Prescribed Ivermectin, Continues to Spread Pandemic Misinformation

3 days ago   |   DCCC

Congressman Harris: “I wrote a prescription for ivermectin, I guess it's now three weeks ago, four weeks ago, and yeah, couldn't find a pharmacy to fill it,”... “It's gotten...
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Expert helps untangle vaccine misinformation that has followed Colin Powell's death

3 days ago   |   NPR

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Dr. Hyung Chun, professor of cardiology at Yale and senior author of a study in COVID breakthrough cases, on vaccine misinformation following...
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University of Kentucky student dies, fraternity activities suspended

University of Kentucky student dies, fraternity activities suspended

A University of Kentucky student was found unresponsive at a fraternity house and died earlier this week. Read more ...

Paris Hilton calls on Congress to crack down on abusive teen reform schools

Paris Hilton calls on Congress to crack down on abusive teen reform schools

She spoke out about the abuse she experienced due to a "systemwide lack of transparency and accountability." Read more ...

Alec Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round: warrant

Alec Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round: warrant

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Facebook whistleblower gives documents to news outlets showing company knows...

Facebook was hit with reports from multiple news outlets based on documents provided by Frances Haugen, a former employee and whistleblower. Read more ...

Jets' Zach Wilson hopes to rebound in round two against Belichick's defense

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‘It's fantastic': San Joaquin County farmers welcome wet weather

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Mastrodonato: Ron Roenicke and Alex Cora reunite, reminding Red Sox how much...

HOUSTON - If ever there was a sign of how much things can change in one year, it was the sight of Ron Roenicke, perched in the stands from behind the backstop netting, talking... Read more ...