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She clicked sign-in with Google. Strangers got access to all her files.

Washington Post | October 24, 2022

Company Listed: Google

You’ve probably seen it on lots of apps and websites: buttons urging you to sign in with your Google or Facebook account. Sometimes it’s to let you share files, photos or emails. Other times it’s to use Google or Facebook as a quick way to log in somewhere new.

There are too many ways using these buttons can leak personal information or help Big Tech track you. There are some exceptions when it’s useful — but you might be surprised, and a little regretful, if you saw how many random sites have access to your Google or Facebook data.

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Physician-Only Social Media Platforms Will Combat Covid-19 Misinformation

EIN News | October 24, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

With emerging Covid variants and waning immunity likely to push infection rates higher, physicians are seeking the best course of action, as patients have grown weary of social distancing and vaccine requirements.

Additionally, physicians believe that this disease hasn't stopped evolving as new strains are even more likely to come back and set us back once again.

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Biden admin spending $1M to research how ‘misinformation’ affects confidence in vaccines

Yahoo News | October 24, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The Biden administration is handing out $1 million in grant funding for research into how "vaccine misinformation" found on social media can affect people's confidence in vaccines.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the grant opportunity, "Developing a Public Health Tool to Predict the Virality of Vaccine Misinformation Narratives," on Thursday and will send the funds to a single applicant next year. The awardee will use the funds to develop a forecasting model that aims to identify potential misinformation on vaccines and how it will affect people as it spreads on social media.

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How disinformation is threatening the midterm elections in Texas

Houston Public Media | October 24, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

David Triebs hangs a white flag with a semi-automatic rifle and the words "COME AND TAKE IT" from his white pickup truck.

On a recent afternoon in August, the 57-year-old parked his truck at the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park to protest a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Beto O'Rourke.

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