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Discussion: Stopping the spread of misinformation amid the coronavirus crisis

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Amplified by social media, misinformation can undermine critical public health efforts and fuel conspiracy theories — particularly dangerous amid the coronavirus crisis. As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with K. “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who addressed the pitfalls of COVID-19 misinformation, as well as ways to find trustworthy information about the pandemic.

Analysis: Facebook is undermining democracy

Global leaders, with the United States in the lead, need to continue to hold Mark Zuckerberg to account in official forums. If he is serious about solving Facebook's problems, the tech executive needs to stop avoiding them.

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