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PETER GRIFFIN: Facebook's negligence and the covid conspiracy

Peter Griffin
Wed, 19 Aug 2020

Peter Griffin
Wed, 19 Aug 2020
The tale of how one man posting a grab bag of covid-19 outbreak rumours on Reddit fuelled a viral Facebook post that hundreds of thousands of Kiwis saw and shared, shows how badly social media content moderation is failing.Journalist Dylan Reeve’s interview with the “patient zero” behind that Reddit post portrays a man who was stupid and reckless, if not malicious, in assembling a bogus bullet point list claiming the latest community outbreak of the virus in South Auckland was down to a woman sneaking into a quarantine facilit...

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