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YouTube Expands Effort to Fight Misinformation in Vaccine Videos
Social Media
YouTube Expands Effort to Fight Misinformation in Vaccine Videos
2021-09-29 21:35:29
by Dan McCue

YouTube revamped its medical misinformation policies on Wednesday, advancing a new set of guidelines on vaccines that have already been approved and confirmed safe and effective by health authorities, including the World Health Organization. In a blog post on its... Read More

Organizer of Saturday Rally Looks to Rewrite Jan. 6 History
Political News
Organizer of Saturday Rally Looks to Rewrite Jan. 6 History

WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault  on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican... Read More

Misinformation at Public Forums Vexes Local Boards, Big Tech
Health
Misinformation at Public Forums Vexes Local Boards, Big Tech

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are plenty of places to turn for accurate information about COVID-19. Your physician. Local health departments. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control. But not, perhaps, your local government's public comment session. During a meeting... Read More

What's In a Tag? Twitter Revamps Misinformation Labels
Social Media
What's In a Tag? Twitter Revamps Misinformation Labels

Last May, as Twitter was testing warning labels for false and misleading tweets, it tried out the word "disputed" with a small focus group. It didn't go over well.  "People were like, well, who's disputing it?" said Anita Butler, a... Read More

Election Officials Say Combating Lies Will be Big Challenge
State News
Election Officials Say Combating Lies Will be Big Challenge

After an election season dominated by conspiracy theories and false claims about voting, top election officials across the country say they already are bracing for what comes next. They are grappling with ways they can counter waves of misinformation in... Read More

Misinformation On Voter Fraud Dims GOP Senate Prospects, Official Warns
State News
Misinformation On Voter Fraud Dims GOP Senate Prospects, Official Warns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's false claim that he beat Joe Biden in last month's election — and won the state of Georgia — drew sharp rebukes Sunday from top Georgia officials, less than a month before a contest that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Further roiling Trump's... Read More

Now More Than Ever We Need Science, Not Politics
Opinions
Now More Than Ever We Need Science, Not Politics

The global COVID-19 pandemic, with all its devastating consequences, has reaffirmed why science must be at the center of policy considerations, political debate, and media attention. But, lamentably, it is often at the center for all the wrong reasons. Against... Read More

Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
Opinion Polls
Americans Say They Struggle to Get Information They Can Trust During Pandemic
2020-06-11 15:20:32
by Sara Wilkerson

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in February, Americans have struggled to find information they believe they can trust on the rate of infection, the death rate and what they should be doing to protect themselves, a new Gallup/Knight... Read More

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