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7 april 2020 16:00:09

Facebook taking `aggressive steps` to quash 5G conspiracy theories
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But rules won`t apply to stories that simply further the conspiracy... What you need to know Facebook has vowed tougher measures to suppress false conspiracy theories about 5G and COVID-19. It says it will remove stories that could cause physical harm. It comes after a weekend of reports where UK engineers were threatened and 5G towers were burned down. A report by the Independent states that Facebook has said it will actively remove stories linking 5G and the coronavirus pandemic that could cause physical harm. According to the report: Facebook says it has started to remove stories linking coronavirus and 5G - but only if they will cause physical harm. The site said that it is taking `aggressive steps` to remove such misinformation as part of its response to coronavirus hoaxes and false stories more generally. But it will only take down those posts that are likely to cause physical harm, rather than any posts that include false claims about a link between phon...

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