Report: ‘Superspreaders’ of bogus health news racked up billions of views on Facebook (Politico)

Politico: Report: ‘Superspreaders’ of bogus health news racked up billions of views on Facebook. “Groups and pages that spread misleading health news attracted an estimated 3.8 billion views on Facebook in the past year, an activist group said in a report Wednesday — adding that those networks pushing bogus claims drew far more traffic than authoritative sources on topics like Covid-19. The report, published by the nonprofit activist group Avaaz, drew immediate scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers about the tech giant’s efforts to combat phony coronavirus news.”

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