“Quacky Remedies” for Coronavirus Shared Online Should Be Reported To social media companies immediatelysaid the government.
Lemon juice, cash and hot water are among the remedies proposed in the fight against vaccination Facebook groups with hundreds of thousands of followers.
Youtube Bloggers also share theories that China created the virus as a bio-weapon to attack the U.S. economy, and comments are posted online on the 5G network capable of controlling the oxygen supply of coronavirus patients.
New social media guidelines developed by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and approved by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden ask people not to respond to or share false information on social media, even they want to point out that this is wrong. This is to avoid disseminating it further, because any commitment can place it within the deadlines of others.
Instead, people are asked to report the wrong information to social media platforms and group administrators, and to share official NHS information as much as possible to push it into social media algorithms.
Suggestions that have appeared on the Stop Mandatory Vaccination website, which has 180,000 subscribers in the United Kingdom and the United States, on how to treat a suspected coronavirus child include elderberry syrup, placing sliced onions in bottom of their feet and rubbing their backs with lemon and lavender oil to keep the virus away from the brain. Another treatment available online is colloidal silver, which can cause the skin to turn light bluish gray.
Dowden, who is also in charge of the country’s digital strategy, said: “I urge the industry to also play its part and act quickly to stem the spread of disinformation about coronaviruses on their platforms. But we can also all act now by following these CCDH guidelines to fight fake news in our daily online lives. “
Former health secretary Alan Johnson is also supporting the campaign to counter the fake news about the virus online. He said: “At worst, misinformation can make people try dangerous quacks that can really damage them, but it can also take risks that put everyone at risk.
The guidelines developed by the CCDH, called “Do not spread the virus”, advise social media users not to share or comment on the lies they find online, even if they feel compelled to do so by contempt or out of anger.
The body says it simply reruns misinformation to other people’s networks and directs social media algorithms to show deceptive content to more users.