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Down the rabbit hole - Is Facebook's algorithm feeding Covid conspiracies?

 

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THERE are fears that Facebook's algorithm could be "radicalising" Irish social media users, and directing them down rabbit holes which promote conspiracy theories about Covid-19.

It comes as social networks scramble to remove links to a questionable "documentary" from a discredited scientist, who incorrectly claims that wearing masks "activates" the virus.

An investigation by the Irish Independent and First Draft, an international network of journalists analysing misinformation during the global pandemic, found Irish conspiracy theory Facebook pages have been sharing and discussing the 'Plandemic' documentary.