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How Facebook Can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "In February, our team began detecting and monitoring widespread misinformation about COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] online. In March, our investigative team set out to analyse and assess the efficacy of Facebook's efforts to combat this 'infodemic' on its main platform. For this study, of the thousands of pieces of coronavirus-related misinformation content being shared on Facebook, we decided to examine over 100 pieces of misinformation content in six different languages about the virus that were rated false and misleading by reputable, independent fact-checkers and could cause public harm."

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2020-04-15
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