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Misinformation: tech companies are removing ‘harmful’ coronavirus content – but who decides what that means?

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posted on 15.10.2021, 00:39 by Stephanie Alice Baker, Matthew WadeMatthew Wade, Michael James Walsh

The “infodemic” of misinformation about coronavirus has made it difficult to distinguish accurate information from false and misleading advice. The major technology companies have responded to this challenge by taking the unprecedented move of working together to combat misinformation about COVID-19.

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28/08/2020

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The Conversation

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The Conversation Media Group Ltd

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Melbourne, Australia

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Online research-based news and analysis publication

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915 words

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