- Media Matters reports that a "Project Veritas video featuring a so-called “whistleblower” who makes false attacks on the safety and effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines has spread on multiple social media platforms, getting millions of views despite rules on these platforms against anti-vaccine misinformation".
- Snopes reports that in "March 2021, anti-mask and anti-vaccine sentiments emerged inside Let Them Breathe, a private Facebook group that describes itself as “pro-science.” An open forum for misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic now thrives among its members. "
- The Times of London reports "TikTok was used to serve up Covid-19 misinformation videos to children as young as nine, an investigation into the popular social media app found.
- The Markup has an interesting piece on how Germany’s far-right political party, the AfD, is dominating Facebook this election: Ahead of a national vote this month, Citizen Browser data shows that posts promoting the AfD party appeared more than three times as often as rivals' .
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