Public forums source of inaccurate information

Public comments at local government meetings are rife with false information regarding masks, vaccines and Covid-19. Comments at a recent session of the St. Louis County council were so out of bounds that YouTube removed a video of the proceedings. (ABC News, August 16, 2021, by David Klepper and Heather Hollingsworth of The Associated Press)

A public school system in Albemarle County, Virginia attempting to adopt a transgender policy in July found themselves holding a special virtual information session to dispel the false information from a public comment forum. (WVIR NBC, July 28, 2021, by Max Marcilla)

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