Facebook Stopped the 'Plandemic' Sequel But Not the Lies Behind It - 2020-08-19
On Tuesday, Facebook demonstrated just how effective it can be at stopping the spread of misinformation when they blocked the sequel to viral coronavirus conspiracy theory video "Plandemic" from spreading online.
But, hours later, a damning report revealed the true scale of health misinformation being shared on Facebook, leading the researchers behind the report to label Facebook "a danger to public health."
The conspiracy video — which is officially called "Plandemic: Indoctornation" — was released on Tuesday, and contained the usual mix of anti-vaxx conspiracy theories and false claims, like that Bill Gates knew about the coronavirus before it happened. It repeated much of the misinformation seen in the original video, which spread virally on Facebook and other platforms when it was released in May.