Misinformation and disinformation spread on social media have been implicated in lynching, vaccine hesitancy, polarization, insurrection, genocide, sex trafficking, drug trafficking, teenage depression, cancer misinformation, and the belief that a sitting president stole an election.a
The prevalence of misinformation and disinformation in online social media challenges the traditional U.S. view that in a market of many ideas, the best ones win: "The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true."b
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