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‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ website goes dark as platforms scramble to scrub misinformation

28 Jul 2020

Tech companies are struggling to scrub their platforms of a viral video that contains misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest salvo in the battle to control online information is a group calling itself “America’s Frontline Doctors.” After its video making false claims about the coronavirus pandemic ricocheted across social media platforms yesterday, tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others scrambled to stop the content from further going viral. It was removed from most major platforms, even as copies continued to reappear and spread all over again, leading to the familiar game of whack-a-mole that so often ensues when undesirable content proliferates.

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