Misinformation is the Other Virus

joint statement from many of the major players in social media today about efforts to limit misinformation about Covid-19. Redit’s approach is particularly interesting, talking about their own “quarantines.”

To further help ensure that authoritative content is what redditors see first when they are looking for conversations about coronavirus, Reddit may also apply a quarantine to communities that contains hoax or misinformation content. A quarantine will remove the community from search results, warn the user that it may contain misinformation, and require an explicit opt-in.  


Misinformation is never a good thing, but in cases like this, it literally can be the difference between life and death.

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