Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Dozens of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Amazon, Ted Baker and Asos, have been advertising on websites that spread Covid-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it has emerged. The companies, as well as an NHS service, are among a string of household names whose ads appear to have helped fund Continue Reading

Tsunami of parcels inundate Chinese universities with students unable to move their things due to Covid restrictions- Tempemail

Chinese universities are battling with an enormous influx of parcels as students return to campus because of coronavirus rules that make it difficult for them to transport personal belongings themselves. Photographs of drop-off points shared to social media show hundreds of rows of boxes waiting to be claimed as well Continue Reading

Reddit communities ‘go dark’ in protest over Covid misinformation | Reddit- Tempemail

Reddit has been hit by a user rebellion over the online discussion forum’s failure to tackle misinformation related to Covid and vaccines. More than 135 Reddit communities, or subreddits, have “gone dark”, which blocks non-members from reading or joining the page, in protest at the site’s refusal to limit discussions Continue Reading

‘Spreading like a virus’: inside the EU’s struggle to debunk Covid lies | World news- Tempemail

In April 2020, near the start of the global pandemic, Felix Kartte was working 14-hour shifts as an EU policy officer, struggling to monitor a barrage of coronavirus-linked disinformation. Articles claiming that the pandemic was a hoax, that it was caused by 5G, that it could be cured by hydroxychloroquine Continue Reading

Australian conspiracy theorists and anti-lockdown groups share fake Covid check-in apps | Health- Tempemail

A fake check-in app is being used by Covid-19 conspiracy theorists and anti-lockdown groups to dupe business owners and keep location data out of the hands of contact tracers in at least three states. Guardian Australia can reveal that conspiratorial websites and Telegram groups with at least 15,000 followers are Continue Reading

Videos question Lollapalooza coronavirus checkpoints as attendees ‘boast about having Covid’- Tempemail

Some of those who took part in the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago over the weekend have questioned whether proper checks were carried out regarding attendants’ vaccination status, amid concerns about the rise in Delta variant Covid cases in the US. More than 100,000 people attended the four-day festival, which Continue Reading

‘Stick with the facts’: Greg Hunt’s plea to politicians after LNP senator’s ‘false’ Facebook Covid posts | Australia news- Tempemail

The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, has appealed to “everybody to stick with the facts” on Covid-19 after Facebook marked a recent post by a Liberal Tempemail party colleague as containing “false information”. “Our view is very clear – that we set out the official medical advice, and we urge Continue Reading

Conservative media offers mixed messages on COVID-19 vaccine Covid Missouri Democrats New York Los Angeles County- Tempemail

When Dr. Alexa Mieses Malchuk talks to patients about the COVID-19 vaccine, she tries to feel out where they get their information from. “Sometimes I feel like the education I have to provide depends on what news channel that they watch,” the doctor in Durham, North Carolina, said. The mixed Continue Reading

Biden says Facebook isn’t ‘killing people’ but Covid misinformation causes harm – video | US news- Tempemail

Joe Biden has tempered his assessment that social media platforms are ‘killing people’ by hosting misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines, saying that he hoped they would not take it ‘personally’. He added that vaccine misinformation on Facebook can harm people and the point of his rhetoric was to ramp up pressure on Continue Reading

Student says Covid contact tracer sent her ‘creepy’ Instagram messages- Tempemail

An NHS Test and Trace call handler could be suspended from his job after he allegedly used a student’s personal details to send her “creepy messages” on social media. The student, a 22-year-old Oxford undergraduate, was contacted by the contact tracing worker in June to check she was self-isolating after Continue Reading