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Tens of thousands of Facebook users participate in groups that spread misinfo about vaccines — some with an odd religious bent

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Gary Arnold in Elkton, MD on January 29, 2021. Photography by Mengwen Cao for OneZero

To defend science, the Paranormal Challenge devises experiments to test claims of X-ray vision, telekinesis, and other paranormal abilities


‘I’m concerned that Facebook could misinterpret what we’re about’

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The changes come months after the start of the vaccine rollout in the U.S.

Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen with the words COVID-19 blurred in the background on a laptop screen
Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen with the words COVID-19 blurred in the background on a laptop screen
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General Intelligence

It’s unclear whether the platform adopted the new approach

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(And every other day, too)

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Even when it’s banal or harmless, this is why we can’t help spreading false information

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Months of bad press culminated in missed tests and tears

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A former spokesperson for the social network says the stakes are too high for employees not to advocate for change

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‘We knew from a comms perspective that all hell would break loose,’ says Twitter’s vice president of global communications

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