Social media ‘bots’ continue to spread misinformation on mask wearing amid COVID-19 pandemic

While not a new problem, the spread of misinformation throughout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exploded on almost every social media platform. Recently, a group of researchers analyzed conversations on public Facebook groups to explored automated misinformation on mask-wearing. The team published their findings as a research letter in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal.