By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A billboard in South Park Township, outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is getting a lot of attention.
A slide on an electronic billboard at a crossroads says masks are not working and urges people to stop being tested for COVID-19.
Another slide deals with the local school district and its mandatory masking policy.
Doctors say misinformation during the pandemic has been dangerous.
“I think as people get their information on masks, I would look at reputable sources of public health and not at what we see on Facebook and be talked about at some of these school board meetings,” said Dr. Nathan Shively, an Infectious Disease Specialist with Allegheny Health Network.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in June found that much of the misinformed spread on social media has been amplified by bots that have been overlooked by fact-checkers.
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