TOBY SHAPSHAK: Finally, filters for fake news
Social networks are clamping down on disinformation about the coronavirus – an unintended positive of the pandemic
After years of denying they could filter out disinformation, the social media giants have suddenly been able to keep rampant fake news off their platforms. All it took was an unprecedented global pandemic in which false information could be life threatening.
Suddenly, human lives outweighed the need to keep eyeballs glued to your platform, at any cost and with any drivel (looking especially at you, Facebook and YouTube).