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In Facebook groups, coronavirus misinformation thrives despite broader crackdown

Dozens of public and private Facebook groups totaling hundreds of thousands of members have become a haven for conspiracy theories, medical equipment promotion and unproven cures.

“Manipulators will continue to use keyword squatting in private groups to seed health misinformation and scams,” BKC's Joan Donovan said. “The platform is too big for proper moderation, especially when most people posting about coronavirus are seeking information and asking about potential cures.”

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