Usually this bureau likes to recommend things to read. This time there’s going to be a recommendation of what not to read.
Misinformation about the coronavirus is spreading faster than the virus itself. And example of this was a tweet from Eric Feigl-Ding on how contagious the virus was. His tweet went viral and spread around the world.
Problem was that Feigl-Ding’s tweet wasn’t quite accurate, but that didn’t stop it spreading and it was one of many tweets contributing to the misinformation storm that has spread around the world.
So let’s not jump to conclusions with what we hear on junk media. Head to trusted news sources and get better informed.
The longer an online argument progresses, as the rule of thumb states, the more likely a certain figure from World War II is alluded to. Similarly, allusions to slavery are also more likely to be mentioned the longer a debate rages on. In the online argument about social media usage, the latter reference has now reared its ugly head.
A BBC investigative report has uncovered the buying and selling of domestic workers on Instagram and other junk media. It is going to be difficult to argue away this.
One wouldn’t suggest that junk media wants this type of heinous crimes on its site, but its size and reach have made these types of incidents more likely to occur.