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Academia urged to join fight against online misinformation

                     

Royal Society calls for collaboration with tech companies, despite challenges in obtaining data from platforms

The research community should collaborate more with tech companies and independent fact checkers to stem the tide of scientific misinformation online, according to a report by the Royal Society.

The prominence of anti-vaccination voices during the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the issue of scientific misinformation to public attention amid concerns over the way in which false claims circulate on social media and private-messaging platforms.

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