MIT Technology Review: What happens when your prescription drug becomes the center of covid misinformation

MIT Technology Review: What happens when your prescription drug becomes the center of covid misinformation. “It’s become incredibly complicated, and even talking about it is tricky right now because the conversation is so easily weaponized: when I tweeted in late August that it kind of sucked to see the treatment you use for a skin condition go viral as a ‘livestock drug,’ I was quoted by someone promoting ivermectin as a covid treatment. The argument was that because some people take the drug legitimately for completely unrelated conditions, it must also be safe for covid (it’s … not: the FDA says that ‘taking large doses of ivermectin is dangerous’). I’ve watched this play out again and again online: misinformation evolves and adapts as it seeks attention.”

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