Two Truths and a Lie: Exploring Soft Moderation of COVID-19 Misinformation with Amazon Alexa

  title={Two Truths and a Lie: Exploring Soft Moderation of COVID-19 Misinformation with Amazon Alexa},
  author={Donald Gover and Filipo Sharevski},
  journal={The 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security},
  • Donald Gover, Filipo Sharevski
  • Published 1 April 2021
  • Computer Science
  • The 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
In this paper, we analyzed the perceived accuracy of COVID-19 vaccine Tweets when they were spoken back by a third-party Amazon Alexa skill. We mimicked the soft moderation that Twitter applies to COVID-19 misinformation content in both forms of warning covers and warning tags to investigate whether the third-party skill could affect how and when users heed these warnings. The results from a 304-participant study suggest that the spoken back warning covers may not work as intended, even when… 
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