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How Ivermectin Became The New Focus Of The Anti-Vaccine Movement

How did a science question about the efficacy of an inexpensive, everyday drug become an inflamed public morality debate — where people on both sides believe the wrong position could cost lives? It's a tale that spans science and politics, pitting health officials against celebrities and communal responsibilities against individual rights.
Washington Post

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Facebook’s admission that a data set it provided to social scientists had serious errors has prompted outrage from some academics and observers.

Columbia Journalism Review

How a story about ivermectin and hospital beds went wrong

From August 2020 to January, news publishers known for putting out misinformation “got six times the amount of likes, shares, and interactions on the platform as did trustworthy news sources, such as CNN or the World Health Organization,” the Washington Post reported, based on a peer-reviewed study done by a group of researchers at NYU
Washington Post

Misinformation on Facebook got six times more clicks than factual news during the 2020 election, study says

A new study of user behavior on Facebook around the 2020 election is likely to bolster critics’ long-standing arguments that the company’s algorithms fuel the spread of misinformation over more trustworthy sources.