ZeroFOX Chief Operating Officer Evan Blair authored an article for InfomationWeek titled, #Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected. The article looks at the spread of misinformation on social media, especially surrounding pseudo-scientific cures for Ebola. The lessons to be drawn span individual users and big corporations navigating the tricky waters of social media compliance.
“The ill-informed noise on social media has made it difficult for legitimate sources, such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) to make their voices heard. The CDC was forced to dramatically increase its Twitter presence to combat the spread of misinformation.”