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YouTube Enabling (Maybe Validating) Shadowy Sellers of Medical Masks and Bogus Vaccines   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "Sellers hawking medical masks and bogus coronavirus cures are doing brisk business on YouTube, researchers for the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and the Coalition for a Safer Web (CSW) found after an 18-day investigation from March 6-24. While law enforcement has called for a crackdown on those profiteering from the coronavirus crisis, the social media platforms have either been unable or unwilling to stop potentially dangerous activities. Additionally, researchers found the most concerning videos pushing coronavirus-related products were accompanied by links to a Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, which could create confusion for users trying to distinguish between legitimate sources of information and the shadowy figures that DCA's and CSW's investigators identified."

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2020-04
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Digital Citizens Alliance; Coalition for a Safer Web
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Digital Citizens Alliance: https://www.digitalcitizensalliance.org/
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