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Curbing Covid-19 Misinformation on Reddit

Reddit has banned a discussion forum that spreads misinformation about coronavirus and vaccines after a user rebellion over the site’s failure to tackle Covid-19 sceptics. Reddit initially refused to ban subreddits identified as spreading misinformation. But it bowed to pressure, announcing that it had kicked out r/NoNewNormal – which has 124,000 subscribers and contains posts warning against taking Covid-19 vaccines for breaking rules related to interfering with or harassing other subreddits. The r/NoNewNormal group had described itself as “a diverse international coalition with the shared goal of restoring our old ways of life before the world fell into the grips of fear and hysteria”. How do you know whether the information you consumed is not true as you are just a consumer ?

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