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Trudeau lambasts far-right site for spreading Covid misinformation – video

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The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said Rebel News needed to take responsibility for polarising opinion across the country about coronavirus vaccines. After the official French-language federal leaders' elec...

Trudeau accuses far-right website of spreading vaccine misinformation

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Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has slammed a far-right website in the final days of the country’s federal election, accusing it of spreading misinformation about coronavirus vaccines and contributing to the ...

Aboriginal health service asks Kimberley churches to counter Covid vaccine misinformation

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The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services has written to local churches asking them to counter dangerous misinformation promoting vaccine hesitancy among Aboriginal communities. It comes after the Western Australian s...

Reddit communities ‘go dark’ in protest over Covid misinformation

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Reddit has been hit by a user rebellion over the online discussion forum’s failure to tackle misinformation related to Covid and vaccines. More than 135 Reddit communities, or subreddits, have “gone dark”, which block...

Twitter to allow Australian users to flag potential misinformation during month-long trial

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Australian Twitter users will be allowed to report potentially misleading content as part of a new experiment in monitoring misinformation on the platform. Twitter users from Wednesday will be able to flag tweets that...

Scott Morrison wants a trouble-free Christmas but George Christensen’s Covid misinformation stands in the way

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has sought to cast forward the country’s collective imagination to a time close to Christmas, a time when the country’s troubles could be largely behind it. “By the end of this year...

Ethiopia suspends aid groups for ‘spreading misinformation’

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The Ethiopian government has suspended the work of two international aid organisations for three months, including in the conflict-hit Tigray region, accusing them of spreading misinformation. Ethiopia Current Issues ...

Facebook let fossil-fuel industry push climate misinformation, report finds

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Facebook failed to enforce its own rules to curb an oil and gas industry misinformation campaign over the climate crisis during last year’s presidential election, according to a new analysis released on Thursday. The ...

Sky News Australia purges several videos from YouTube after ban over Covid misinformation

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Sky News Australia has purged several videos promoting unproven Covid-19 treatments from its YouTube page ahead of the scheduled lifting of its suspension from the platform. Sky News was on Thursday banned for a week ...

Sky News Australia banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid misinformation

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Sky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged p...

Facebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdown

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New South Wales Health has issued a warning about misinformation circulating on WhatsApp that claims Sydney supermarkets will close as part of the ongoing lockdown, with owner Facebook saying it is working to limit th...

YouTube pulls Jair Bolsonaro videos for Covid-19 misinformation

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YouTube has removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his statements about the pandemic. YouTu...

‘A systemic failure’: vaccine misinformation remains rampant on Facebook, experts say

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Facebook is under fire once again over the proliferation of vaccine misinformation on its platform, after Joe Biden said tech giants such as Facebook are “killing people” for failing to tackle the problem. The White H...

Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account over Covid misinformation

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The Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended on Monday over tweets that violated the social media company’s Covid-19 misinformation policy. Greene posted that the cor...

Biden says Facebook isn’t ‘killing people’ but Covid misinformation causes harm – video

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Joe Biden has tempered his assessment that social media platforms are 'killing people' by hosting misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines, saying that he hoped they would not take it 'personally'. He added that vac...

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