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The viral spread of harmful misinformation about the scary new Coronavirus is proving as difficult to stop as the virus itself. coronavirus

Facebook, Google and Twitter have all struggled in different ways to contain medical misinformation, in particular around vaccines, in recent years. The Silicon Valley mainstays face a potentially much bigger challenge as coronavirus spreads across the world, having already infected 2,800 people in China and killed at least 82.reports that Facebook and its fellow social media companies have been fighting a range of conspiracy theories, including that the U.S.

Twitter has reportedly been steering users toward more credible sources when they search for coronavirus-related hashtags.

 

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