Ross: We live in a social media jungle where the predators will eat the gullible

There’s a news item about another stupid TikTok challenge, which I would usually ignore but I feel I have to mention it because it once again reveals the problem with trying to quash TikTok challenges, or any assinine social media contagion: warning about them just spreads the infection.

Professional misinformation researchers admit this, but they don’t know what else to do. They feel a professional obligation to warn people.

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In this case, it appears someone at a government agency saw a TikTok video they thought would encourage dangerous behavior and issued a news release that warned about

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