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Government And Social Media Platforms "Must Work Together" To Tackle Vaccine Disinformation

That's the view of a Athlone disinformation analyst.

A midlands disinformation analyst believes the root of the problem of false information on social media needs to be tackled.

The government is set to launch a public awareness campaign to address misinformation about vaccinating children, following the decision to approve the use of mRNA vaccines in 12-15 year olds.

Ciarán O'Connor, from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, says a collaborative approach is needed between government and social media platforms to reduce the reach of false information.

The Athlone man says those who spread disinformation often play on parents' insecurities:

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