NewsChannel 5 is looking into some of the most common statements found on social media regarding the source of Nashville’s latest COVID-19 spike, the effectiveness of masks and the accuracy of reported COVID-19 cases.
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INSIGHT-Facebook’s dilemma: How to police claims about unproven COVID-19 vaccines
Since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus an international health emergency in January, Facebook Inc has removed more than 7 million pieces of content with false claims about ...
How does Facebook fact check claims about COVID-19 vaccines?
Facebook representatives said the company has been consulting with about 50 experts in public health, vaccines, and free expression on how to shape its response to claims about the new COVID-19 ...
Fact check: Pirbright Institute does not have patent for a COVID-19 vaccine
Posts on social media make the false claim that the Pirbright Institute, a British research institute dedicated to the study of infectious diseases of farm animals which has ties to the Bill & Melinda ...
Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19
Both social networks said the president's false claims that children are "almost immune" from COVID-19 violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.
Fact check: Chloroquine/SARS study does not prove hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness against COVID-19
Posts circulated on social media make the claim that the results of a 2005 chloroquine/SARS study provide evidence of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness against COVID-19. This is false.
Fact check: Claim linking Milwaukee police and sex trafficking conspiracy is unfounded
Conspiracy claims Milwaukee police are connected to sex trafficking, were protecting sex offender. But it's unfounded.
Claims of an ASU professor dying from COVID-19 were untrue. Who was behind the hoax?
It started on Saturday when BethAnn McLaughlin posted on Twitter that a friend who went by the handle @Sciencing_Bi on Twitter had died from COVID-19.
Fact check: Viral video makes false claim about COVID-19 'cure'
A video from Breitbart shows a group of doctors airing unproven conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. Before social media platforms removed it, the video was viewed millions of times. President ...
Fact check: Expanded COVID-19 testing shows more cases, doesn't cause high positivity rate
A spike in testing leads to a spike in cases isn't entirely true. More testing does not cause higher positivity rates; that is caused by viral spread.
What Does Twitter's Fact-Checking Tool Mean For Our Digital Identities?
Twitter recently introduced a new fact-checking tool for its social media platform ... unsubstantiated rumors of 5G towers causing Covid-19 and will likely continue expanding.
Social Media Posts Spread False Claim About Fauci’s Wife
The announcement of Maxwell’s arrest was quickly followed by various rumors on social media, including the bogus claim she has contracted COVID-19 ... found here. “Fact check: Dr. Christine ...
Fact-check: Social media post firing blanks in claim about COVID-19 masks and concealed weapons
But the Illinois State Police said that law does not apply to lawful concealed weapon permit holders who abide by the state’s COVID-19 mask ... previously fact-checked inaccurate claims about ...