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Lord Sugar criticised for sharing Covid-19 falsehoods on Twitter | World news- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Lord Sugar has been criticised for sharing a coronavirus conspiracy theory on social media. The Apprentice star tweeted a claim purported to be from a Japanese scientist saying that Covid-19 was man-made. Independent fact-checking charity Full Fact later debunked the claims. A statement on its website said: “Various posts on Facebook claim that the Nobel […]

Tech firms criticised for ‘lack of answers’ on Covid-19 disinformation | World news- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

MPs have berated leading tech firms for failing to answer questions about taking responsibility for disinformation in the coronavirus pandemic, accusing the companies of giving vague, preprepared answers. Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared in front of a Commons select committee but struggled to give satisfactory responses to politicians, who wanted to know what […]