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TikTok search results riddled with misinformation: Report

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By DAVID KLEPPER

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...as with all social networking platforms.

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It is ran by the Chinese government and the same Q-Anon type people on Facebook also have TikTok accounts, too. That combination of circumstances is bound to make the platform riddled with misinformation.

The worse is Truth Social. They are basically lying to everyone about everything!

Truth Social's ugly truth

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/29/truth-social-problems-trump

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Imagine my shock. A platform controlled by the Chinese and populated by the most simple minded demographic in human history, contains misinformation??

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Who goes to TikTok or other SNS sites for medical information or anything other than dumb dance videos?

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The term 'misinformation' is subjective.

Just because the media, elites, big biz, etc tell you something doesn't necessarily mean it's true.

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Misinformation is now a hugely overused term.

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Medical disinformation is a very diplomatic description of those stupid TikTok challenges, sometimes even leading to deaths if some naive kids copy them in reality.

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Searches for information about “mRNA vaccine," for instance, yielded five videos (out of the first 10) that contained misinformation, including baseless claims that the COVID-19 vaccine causes “permanent damage in children's critical organs.”

What, like their heart? How could they have come to this conclusion I wonder when The Science says things like this:

risk of myocarditis was highest among young males (aged 16-24 years) after the second dose

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2791253

Rates of hospitalization were high with 84% of all myocarditis reports associated with hospitalization in the 0-19 age

https://zenodo.org/record/6564414#.YyLzrBdcUW5

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Few people seem to understand the crucial difference between misinformation (unintentional) and disinformation (deliberate). Disinformation tends to spring from official sources and their mouthpieces more often than not.

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Who goes to TikTok or other SNS sites for medical information or anything other than dumb dance videos?

I don't use TikTok, but even without it- Line and other apps still have these dumb dance videos.

Do women really think we have nothing better to do than just watch them dance?

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