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How social media platforms battle misinformation while profiting from it

Mason Kortz, a clinical instructor at the Cyberlaw Clinic, weighed in on misinformation, social media, and the coronavirus.

“In the context of the coronavirus outbreak and western media, there’s also an element of xenophobia amplifying this fear. And when people are afraid, they may value sources that confirm those fears over sources that minimize them – even if the sources that confirm their fears are less reliable.”

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