Selena Gomez is the real MVP. She just updated us all on her efforts to fight the spread of COVID disinformation online.
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Selena's been fighting the good fight since at least December, when she tweeted at Facebook saying "scientific disinformation will cost lives" and encouraged them to take action against the lies that are being spread on their platform.
And then in January, just after the attack on the Capitol, she called out Facebook again, specifically mentioning Mark Zuckerberg and other leaders by name, for allowing terrorist groups to band together on Facebook.
Well now, she's taken it one step further by pressuring Facebook specifically to step up and "take action."
In a series of tweets, she mentioned the Center for Countering Digital Hate's finding that only 12 people are behind 2/3 of all anti-vaccine content circulating on social media.
Selena then confirmed that both president Joe Biden and US surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy have also called on Facebook to take action against this issue, but they "still refuse to act."
Selena's done her part. Facebook — you have 24 hours to respond.
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