These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus ‘infodemic’ coming

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/these-disinformation-researchers-saw-coronavirus-infodemic-coming-n1206911

So… we need curated debunking sites that we pay for? Are there such things already? Where are they? How do I find them?

«The early notion that users could be both producers and consumers of information has turned platforms into information landfills, where people are forced to sift through increasingly dangerous garbage in the search for real information.»

«”More people intentionally — because they want to mislead or due to their own confirmation biases — are picking and choosing information that is misleading and spreading information that may be leading us away from the best collective understanding of what’s going on.”

….
Conspiracy theories are powerful because, unlike science, they are uncomplicated and explain a chaotic world in a way that gives the believer a feeling of control.»


Ok, this is cool, after googling “curated debunking”: https://www.dw.com/en/fact-checking-a-curated-guide-to-resources-and-ideas/a-54509776

And, yes, I already knew about snopes, but it always seemed aimed at some particular piece of crazy chain email your Republican aunt forwarded you.

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