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Facebook to Remove False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Growing Misinformation on Social Media

California, December 4: Amid growing misinformation on social media, Facebook plans to remove posts with what they consider to be false information or conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines. The company said in a statement on Thursday, in coming weeks they will start removing false claims about vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts. […]

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Facebook to Remove False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Growing Misinformation on Social Media

California, December 4: Amid growing misinformation on social media, Facebook plans to remove posts with what they consider to be false information or conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines. The company said in a statement on Thursday, in coming weeks they will start removing false claims about vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts. […]

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Social bacteria build shelters using the physics of fingerprint patterns

Forest-dwelling bacteria known for forming slimy swarms that prey on other microbes can also cooperate to construct mushroom-like survival shelters known as fruiting bodies when food is scarce. Now a team at Princeton University has discovered the physics behind how these rod-shaped bacteria, which align in patterns like those on fingerprint whorls and liquid crystal displays, build […]

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Social bacteria build shelters using the physics of fingerprint patterns

Forest-dwelling bacteria known for forming slimy swarms that prey on other microbes can also cooperate to construct mushroom-like survival shelters known as fruiting bodies when food is scarce. Now a team at Princeton University has discovered the physics behind how these rod-shaped bacteria, which align in patterns like those on fingerprint whorls and liquid crystal displays, build […]

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No social distancing in the Cretaceous: New study finds earliest evidence for mammal social behavior

A new study led by U.S. National Science Foundation-funded paleontologists at the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture indicates that the earliest evidence of mammal social behavior goes back to the Age of Dinosaurs. The evidence, published in a paper in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, lies in the fossil record of a new […]

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Use of Manipulated Images Rampant in Journalism and on Social Media, Study Finds

According to a new study published in Journalism Practice, thanks to the ubiquity of easy-to-use image editing software, doctored images now have the power to re-imagine history and spread misinformation on a mass scale, as deadline-driven journalists struggle to tell the difference. In some cases – such as when the original image is available on […]

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Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination mandates fall short of ensuring both higher levels of uptake and equal uptake of the vaccine across socioeconomic and racial-ethnic groups. The findings could help facilitate equal access to and compliance with the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, once they […]

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The Social Dilemma: Facebook Issues Response to the Viral Netflix Documentary, Says It Isn’t Allowing Misinformation or Hate Speech to Spread

Netflix’s recent documentary, The Social Dilemma, was quite an eye-opener for the ones who never realised how these social media websites work really. The documentary has tried to highlight the perils of the modern-day, internet-obsessed world and how media giants manipulate you for their selfish gains. It’s been weeks since the documentary started airing on Netflix […]