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Coronavirus outbreak: How Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok are dealing with hoaxes

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    Some of the myths being put out there about coronavirus area just so insane that it really blows my mind how easily some people fall for this and believe anything on the internet. Like the...

    Some of the myths being put out there about coronavirus area just so insane that it really blows my mind how easily some people fall for this and believe anything on the internet.

    Like the examples brought up in the article are that corona is caused by 5G, corona is a biological weapon created by the Chinese, and a cornoa vaccine already exists but they dont want you to know about it. Some of these should be so obviously false it is really disheartening to think so many people are willing to believe these lies and spread them.

    I am really glad that these tech companies are doing something about this fake news and hoaxes being spread, but it does reduce my faith in people's critical thinking that we are reliant on them in the first place.

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