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The Latest: Azar urges Americans to keep masking up

3 days ago   |   By Stl Today

WASHINGTON - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is urging Americans to stick with safeguards against COVID-19 such as mask-wearing even as President Donald Trump continues to shun the practice and infections spike higher in several parts of the...
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Why Twitter should let verified health experts report COVID-19 misinformation on the platform, according to 3 physicians

Why Twitter should let verified health experts report COVID-19 misinformation on the platform, according to 3 physicians

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Twitter doesn't currently allow users, even verified health experts, to report on false information spread on the app about COVID-19.
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Twitter recently placed a warning label atop a tweet by President Trump in which he falsely claimed it to be less deadly than the seasonal flu, saying the tweet violated Twitter's rules.
Still, Twitter currently offers no way for users to report information as false or violatory - finding and labeling misinformation seems to depend on Twitter conducting an internal review.
Christopher M. Worsham, Lakshman Swamy, and...
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