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Discussion on: Moderating Vaccine Disinformation

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Evan Hamilton

Disinformation is a hard thing to define sometimes; we've had some success orienting it around rules about harming others. Incorrect vaccine info - even if well-intentioned - is pretty straightforwardly harmful and should be removed.

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Mohamed Author • Edited on

It really is hard to define in so many instances. Even with models that distinguish between wether or not the incorrect information can be reasonably seen as intentionally misleading or not, it gets murky quickly.

And, yes, that approach (orienting around rules against harming others) is exactly what helped us so much. It's a particularly useful north star when it comes to incorrect vaccine info, considering the (as you said) straightforwardly harmful nature of it.