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Surgeon General Seeks Covid Misinformation Data From Big Tech | The New York Times

By Davey Alba
March 3, 2022

Dr. Vivek Murthy also demanded information from the platforms about the major sources of Covid-19 misinformation. Companies have until May 2, 2022, to submit the data.

President Biden’s surgeon general on Thursday formally requested that the major tech platforms submit information about the scale of Covid-19 misinformation on social networks, search engines, crowdsourced platforms, e-commerce platforms and instant messaging systems.

A request for information from the surgeon general’s office demanded that tech platforms send data and analysis on the prevalence of Covid-19 misinformation on their sites, starting with common examples of vaccine misinformation documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Source: Surgeon General Seeks Covid Misinformation Data From Big Tech – The New York Times

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