WHO Is Fighting False COVID Info On Social Media. How's That Going?

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Open up any social media app on your phone and you’ll see it: links to COVID-19 information from trustworthy sources. Here, a Twitter screen reads, “No, 5G isn’t causing coronavirus.” Michele Abercrombie/NPR

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Open up any social media app on your phone and you’ll likely see links to COVID-19 information from trustworthy sources.

Pinned to the top of Instagram’s search function, the handles of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are prominently featured. Click and you’ll find posts and stories how to keep safe during the pandemic.

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