Social media companies have upended the way that information is spread over the past two decades. People of all backgrounds can access unprecedented amounts of information contained within platforms such as Facebook. This has blurred the lines of who gets treated as an expert; an adolescent with a laptop can potentially disseminate information to a global audience and scammers can use social media sites to exploit people‚Äôs fears for nefarious purposes. The present COVID-19 pandemic has rai…

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