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Coronavirus: How Facebook, TikTok, and other apps tackle fake claims

13 February 2020

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Strategies being used by social media networks include fact checkers to review and expose misinformation, blocking certain hashtags, and encouraging users to use official channels for information.

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An article in the Connected series covers this topic:
"Fake Facts", Connected, Level 4 – Seeing Beyond, November 2019

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to explain the proper function of existing technological outcomes and explain how technological outcomes have been successfully used by end-users for purposes other than what they were originally designed for 4
Technological products Use this and other examples to justify the fitness for purpose, in its broadest sense, of technological outcomes 8

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Keywords: fake news, coronavirus, digital, characteristics of technological outcomes, technological products

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