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Conservative TV networks backtrack after touting Qanon, Plandemic conspiracies | Axios

Several right-leaning TV networks have been forced to walk back or acknowledge reports they’ve aired touting conspiracy theories in the past few weeks.

Why it matters: There’s been a lot of focus over the past few years on misinformation spreading online via big platforms like YouTube and Facebook, yet some of the most damaging falsities have come from broadcast networks that reach millions of Americans daily.

Sinclair Broadcast Group asked its dozens of local affiliates across the U.S. this weekend not to air a controversial interview conducted on its program “America This Week,” which touted conspiracy theories that NIAID director Anthony Fauci started the coronavirus.

Source: Conservative TV networks backtrack after touting Qanon, Plandemic conspiracies – Axios

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Twitter announced on Tuesday a sweeping crackdown against accounts pushing content related to far-right conspiracy theory movement QAnon.

Source: Twitter launches crackdown on QAnon – Axios

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