How misinformation on social media harms the fight against the pandemic

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Twitter announced this week that it will expand access to a tool that allows users to report fake news within the platform to Brazil, Spain and the Philippines. The option had been on trial in Australia, South Korea and the United States since last year.

Last week, a group of more than 80 fact-checking organizations also sent a letter to YouTube to demand greater control over disinformation in content posted on the company’s platform. A spokeswoman responded that the company has made major investments in fighting fake news.

In this episode of E Tem Mais, Carol Nogueira presents an overview of the reactions of social media platforms to the pressure for more rigor in the fight against disinformation and the damage caused by fake news circulating on digital platforms in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

To describe the impact of misinformation in this scenario, the researcher Dayane Machado, from Unicamp, who studies the effects of false information in the health area, and the biologist Nathália Pereira, from the União Pró-Vacina, from the Institute of Advanced Studies at USP, participate in this episode. in Ribeirao Preto.

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