YouTube has pulled 30,000 videos for making false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

YouTube has pulled 30,000 videos for sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, Axios reports. Details on the takedowns come six months after the company first updated its…

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Russia is using online disinformation to trash rival COVID-19 vaccines

Russia's internet disinformation efforts extend well beyond election interference. State Department officials talking to the Wall Street Journal say Russia is running a disinformation campaign using at…

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Russian, Chinese hackers may have stolen European vaccine data

State-backed hackers' attempts to steal COVID-19 vaccine data might be farther-reaching than you think. According to Reuters, sources for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant claim (subscription required) that…

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Twitter will label tweets with misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Twitter has introduced new rules to prevent the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Under the new policy, the company will label tweets with “misleading” information…

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Apple reopens all 270 of its US stores, for now

For the first time in nearly a year, all 270 Apple Stores in the US are open. When the pandemic first made its way stateside and Apple…

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Amazon sues New York’s AG to stop a COVID-19 safety investigation

Amazon is suing New York Attorney General Letitia James over an investigation into COVID-19 safety concerns at two fulfillment centers. In the lawsuit, Amazon claims James’ office…

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Facebook is finally banning vaccine misinformation

Facebook is finally taking a tougher stance on vaccine misinformation. With help from the World Health Organization (WHO), the company has expanded the number of claims it…

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The COVID Tracking Project will stop collecting data on March 7th

The COVID Tracking Project is coming to an end. On March 7th, the one-year anniversary of the initiative, it will publish its final daily update and stop…

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US invests $232 million in at-home, phone-based COVID-19 tests

The US government is investing $231.8 million to increase production of an at-home COVID-19 test. Australian manufacturer Ellume will deliver 8.5 million tests for federal use as…

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Chromebook demand more than doubled in 2020 due to the pandemic

It’s no secret that Chromebook demand surged in 2020 as people were forced to work and learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s now clear…

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