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An odd social media meltdown, mental health collapse and the perils of trusting anything on social media

An odd social media meltdown, mental health collapse and the perils of trusting anything on social media

BethAnn McLaughlin invented @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi anthropologist who died of COVID-19. Source: #MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who “died” of COVID-19 | Ars Technica There have been a lot of activist accounts that convinced and persuaded many and became the source of media reports – because unverified social media is among the most reliable sources used by professional media outlets. In this case, the entire social media persona was 100% fake. Now that it is known who did…

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Where do we stand on new Covid-19 cases?

Where do we stand on new Covid-19 cases?

Recent news reports emphasize the spike or surge in new Covid-19 cases, and often continue to focus on that narrative for days to weeks after the trend has reversed. According to the CDC, the trend in new cases recently plateaued in the U.S. and may now be in decline. But don’t expect to see that widely reported 🙂