Media Appearance – CBC World News

Social media companies have started to fight back against vaccine misinformation. Is it enough? I was asked my thoughts on this by Nicole Ireland for CBC World News.

What didn’t make it into the final article: when you search for “vaccine harm” on Twitter in Canada right now, the only change I see is a tiny pinned tweet from the Government of Canada. I measured its area and the area of the rest of the Twitter screen on my desktop. The pinned tweet is 6% of that space. And the screen is full of other Twitter stuff (follow this person, follow that org, are you following this guy already? why not?).

I don’t think that’s enough given how damaging lies about vaccines are.

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