In a previous post I discussed the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Turns out there are a number of falsities floating around, which for some are viewed as a harmless form of entertainment, but when taken literally can pose a serious threat. False information has increased racist attitudes toward China, a lack of caution about the virus, and encouraged distrust … Continue reading Day 54: Are conservative outlets more likely to spread misinformation?
By now you’ve probably heard about this conspiracy theory documentary floating around called “Plandemic: The Hidden Agenda Behind Covid-19.” I saw friends debunking it before I ever got a chance to watch the video, and now it’s been removed from YouTube and Facebook. This, however, isn’t the first time we’ve encountered the spread of misinformation. It happens all the time. Social media platforms are receiving … Continue reading Day 53: How do we stop the spread of misinformation?