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Spread of misinformation about face masks, COVID-19 by automated software on Facebook

2021-06-07
(Press-News.org) What The Study Did: Researchers analyzed conversations on public Facebook groups to explore automated misinformation.

Authors: John W. Ayers, Ph.D., M.A., of the University of California, San Diego, in LaJolla, is the  corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.2498)

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