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Twitter deplatforms Republican lawmaker over Covid ‘misinformation’

Twitter has permanently suspended Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Georgia) personal account for alleged “repeated violations” of its rules regarding Covid-19 misinformation. Greene’s congressional account remains active. In a statement on Sunday, the social media giant confirmed that it had suspended Greene’s personal page (@mtgreenee). The company said it had “been …

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Facebook tech guru questions fight against misinformation

Andrew Bosworth, who leads technological research at Meta and is set to become the tech giant’s CTO next year, pushed back against critics who accuse social media like Facebook of harming society by failing to police speech on their platforms. “If your democracy can’t tolerate the speech of people, I’m …

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NYT faults cats for aiding misinformation

In the article, titled ‘Those Cute Cats Online? They Help Spread Misinformation,’ New York Times’s technology reporter Davey Alba claimed “videos and GIFs of cute animals — usually cats” were being used by “people and organizations peddling false information online.” Alba listed the US conservative publication Western Journal and the anti-Beijing newspaper …

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US journalist jailed for spreading misinformation in Myanmar

Fenster’s lawyer revealed on Friday in Myanmar that his client – an American who works as the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar – had been found guilty by a court on charges of spreading false information, unlawful association, and violating immigration law. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison. …

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Pfizer deploys meme ‘science’ to fight vaccine ‘misinformation’

The cartoon shows a blob labeled “science” holding back a humanoid figure from embracing a bubble labeled “wild conspiracy theories.” “It’s easy to get distracted by misinformation these days, but don’t worry…Science has got your back,” Pfizer’s corporate account tweeted on Tuesday evening, along with a hashtag #ScienceWillWin. The option …

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Pfizer CEO calls people spreading vaccine ‘misinformation’ criminals

Speaking to the NATO-backed Atlantic Council think tank on Tuesday, Bourla said that a “very small” group of people are spreading “misinformation” on Covid-19 vaccines, his company’s own shots included. “Those people are criminals,” he told Atlantic Council CEO Frederick Kempe.  Bourla’s words echo those of US President Joe Biden, …

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If YouTube’s block of RT’s German channels is about ‘misinformation’, when will MSNBC & CNN be banned for Russiagate conspiracies?

The decision, understood to have been taken over allegations the broadcaster tried to circumvent a ‘community standards strike’ handed down over ‘medical misinformation’, has seen Russia’s regulators rally round RT DE and its sister account, Der Fehlende Part. Roskomnadzor, the Russian federal executive agency responsible for overseeing the media, warned Google …

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