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Social media no longer tolerates toxic lies? Don’t believe a word of it | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The tech companies insist that the corona pandemic of 2020 will not be a repeat of the US presidential election of 2016. With millions of lives at stake, economies collapsing and hunger spreading, they will not rake in the advertising revenue generated by fake news and Russian disinformation this time round. They are responsible corporate […]

No evidence of bots impersonating NHS over coronavirus, says Twitter | Technology – Blog – Emails

Twitter has said there is no evidence of bot networks being used to manipulate the conversation around the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, contradicting widely-circulated claims that the government was using anonymous online accounts to boost its standing. Epidemics of infectious diseases behave in different ways but the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million […]