Breitbart got a lot of Facebook love for an article proving masks are stupid, because, they said, Thom Tillis got the rona and he was wearing a mask at the Amy Coney Barrett Superspreader Spectacular. But whoops, like Ben Sasse, Tillis seems to only have worn his mask outside, for the cameras. So that's ... "coronavirus misinformation," right?

Facebook told Popular Information that the Breitbart article did not violate its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

Don't worry, Breitbart has done the responsible thing and updated its headline and first paragraph.

They have not posted the updated story, with updated headline, to Facebook.

— RS

Stephen Robinson

Stephen Robinson is a writer and social kibbitzer based in Portland, Oregon. He writes reviews for the A.V. Club and make believe for Cafe Nordo, an immersive theatre space in Seattle. He's also on the board of the Portland Playhouse theatre. His son describes him as a “play typer guy."


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