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Social media firms failing to provide clarity on Covid-19 misinformation action

Tuesday 5 May 2020 | 15:15 CET | News
The chair of the UK Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee, Julian Knight MP, has written to Facebook, Google and Twitter demanding further clarity about what actions they are taking to combat the spread of disinformation on their platforms during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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