Editorial: Social media companies must curtail the spread of misinformation

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

About 500 hours of video gets uploaded to YouTube every minute. The online video-sharing platform houses more than 800 million videos and is the second most visited site in the World, with 2.5 billion active monthly users. Given the deluge of content flooding the site every day, one would surmise that YouTube must have an army of people guarding against the spread of misinformation — especially in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection that was fueled by lies on social media. Well, not actually. Following recent cutbacks, there is just one person in charge of misinformation policy worldwid…

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