Facebook reverses course, won’t ban lab virus theory

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Washington (AFP) – Facebook has reversed its policy banning posts suggesting Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory amid renewed debate over the origins of the virus, raising fresh questions about social media’s role in policing misinformation. The latest move by Facebook, announced late Wednesday on its website, highlights the challenge for the world’s largest social network of rooting out false and potentially harmful content while remaining open for discourse. “In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove…

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