Let’s Clean Up the Toxic Internet

Millions of people have watched an online video that recycled discredited health conspiracies into what looked like a slick documentary about the coronavirus and vaccines.

The success of the video, part of a documentary called “Plandemic,” has crystallized everything terrible about the internet. People pushing a baseless conspiracy used extreme online savvy to unleash a misinformation goulash, the internet companies couldn’t do enough to prevent its spread, and we ate it up.

This happens again and again. But we can help stop it.

To read this New York Times report in full, see:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/11/technology/coronavirus-plandemic-misinformation.html

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