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How ‘religiously targeted’ vaccine misinformation circulating on WhatsApp is being dealt with by faith groups

How ‘religiously targeted’ vaccine misinformation circulating on WhatsApp is being dealt with by faith groups

Technology
Faith groups are leading the fight against vaccine misinformation on what one called the "lawless wasteland" of WhatsApp.Messages spreading fake COVID-19 information are widely shared on the private messaging app. This is often through a simple "forwarding" feature that copies messages to other contacts. But the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and other groups have been pushing back on that disinformation.Sky News has been collecting and analysing messages to monitor what type of misinformation is shared on WhatsApp, while also speaking to groups which are tackling the problem head on.One example of a vaccine misinformation message on WhatsApp is a video showing two unidentified women falsely claiming that a type of COVID-19 vaccine will change people's DNA. ...