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“Digital advertising platforms run by Google, Inc. and other tech companies will funnel at least $25 million to websites spreading misinformation about Covid-19 this year, according to a study released Wednesday. Google’s platforms will provide $19 million, or $3 out of every $4 that the misinformation sites get in ad revenue.” Bloomberg: Google, Amazon Funnel Money to Virus Conspiracy Sites: Study. Creating a seamless way for brands to (often unknowingly) fund hate and misinformation sites is one of the biggest problems in tech.

+ NYT: “Facebook has not done enough to fight discrimination on its platform and has made some decisions that were ‘significant setbacks for civil rights,’ according to a new independent audit of the company’s policies and practices.”

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