Czech Singer Dies After Deliberate Covid-Exposure, YouTube Urged to Curb Disinformation: Inoculated Newsletter (20.01.2022)
📰News of the week:
- An unvaccinated Czech folk singer died after she celebrated catching the coronavirus.
- Russian disinformation is rife in countries formerly ruled from Moscow. Some ex-Soviet states have tried to suppress it altogether by banning Russian television stations. Estonia is trying a different approach.
- Over 80 fact-checking organizations operating across more than 60 countries signed an open letter to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki calling on the company to take stronger measures to fight misinformation on the platform.
- Meanwhile, Fox News host and right-wing commentator Dan Bongino's YouTube channel was temporarily suspended over COVID-19 misinformation, specifically for his saying masks are useless in preventing the coronavirus' spread.
🔬Research of the week:
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