Connect with us

Tech

Reddit bans anti-vaccine forum for spreading Covid denial misinformation

Published

on

Reddit has banned the r/NoNewNormal subreddit for spreading anti-mask and anti-vaccine misinformation about Covid-19. The platform also quarantined 54 other subreddits associated with COVID denial.

This is a divisive move for the platform, which advertises itself as a place for discussion and debate. The Reddit CEO affirmed this in a recent post. He highlighted that “this includes conversations that criticise those that disagree with the majority opinion”.

“We will continue to action communities that do so or that violate any of our other rules, including those dedicated to fraud (e.g. fake vaccine cards) or encouraging harm (e.g. consuming bleach),” he wrote.

r/redditsecurity - COVID denialism and policy clarifications
SOURCE

Is Reddit a hotbed for Covid-19 misinformation?

However, many users claim that this move doesn’t go far enough to stem the flow of misinformation shared on the site. Last month, Reddit users reported 2.5 thousand posts every day for misinformation.

You can still access the 54 other quarantined subreddits, but users are warned before accessing the community.

Are you sure you want to view this community? This community is quarantined This community is quarantined: For medical advice, please consult your physician. Additional resources available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are you certain you want to continue?

“We continue to believe in the good of our communities and hope that we collectively approach the challenges of the pandemic with empathy, compassion, and a willingness to understand what others are going through, even when their viewpoint on the pandemic is different from yours.” said Reddit CEO.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tech

Future Airplane Design

Published

on

What will the next generation of aircraft look like?

 
From the dawn of time, man has dreamed of flying.

Now, more than 100 years since the first flight, airlines and aircraft manufacturers are trying to work out the future of flight.

This Ticker Original takes you behind the scenes as designers look to the future of flight. #aviation #boeing #aircraft

Continue Reading

Tech

World’s Tallest Buildings

Published

on

From Dubai to New York, these are the world’s tallest buildings.

 
Look up, and see the future.

This Ticker Original goes in depth into the world of super construction.

Across continents and across the decades, this is how engineers and builders pushed the limits of design to reach even higher.

This Ticker Original explores how it happened. #towers #skyscrapers #tall buildings

Continue Reading

Tech

A.I. to be used to detect fires in Colorado

Published

on

A Colorado Senate committee has voted to use A.I. to detect blazes before they burn out of control

 
The $2 million pilot program would involve putting cameras on mountaintops, and using the technology to detect the early signs of a wildfire.

The deployment of A.I. is part of an ongoing effort by firefighters, to use new tech to become smarter about how they prepare and better position their resources.

Lookout towers once staffed by humans have largely been replaced by cameras in remote areas, many of them in high-definition and armed with artificial intelligence to discern a smoke plume from morning fog.

Continue Reading
Live Watch Ticker News Live
Advertisement

Trending Now

Copyright © 2023 The Ticker Company PTY LTD