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New Policy Regarding Posting Misinformation About The Coronavirus

Discussion in 'Forum News and Announcements' started by Quagmire, Mar 16, 2020.

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  1. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    As of now the staff will be monitoring all covid-19 related threads and posts for accuracy and deleting anything that we feel qualifies as misinformation.

    Examples include but are not limited to:

    --- any potentially dangerous medical advice.

    --- provably inaccurate statistics related to the pandemic

    --- down-playing the severity of the crisis, for instance: claiming that this virus is, "No more dangerous than the seasonal flu" (this has been addressed and disproven repeatedly here).


    We are committed to keeping our membership informed and prepared to whatever degree we have control over, and would appreciate any help the members can give us by reporting anything that you feel might potentially mislead people.
     
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    In making determinations about all of this, our primary sources for information will be the WHO and CDC.

    The posting of anything determined to be blatantly or dangerously inaccurate or misleading, in accordance with review against the information provided by these sources, will be considered a rule 9 violation and treated as such.
     
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    Hi RF,

    This is a reminder that this policy is still in effect. Misinformation about COVID will not be tolerated on the site. If you make COVID-related claims, please cite your sources and please ensure those sources are reputable, such as the WHO or CDC.

    Thank you!
     
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