Social Media And COVID Misinformation; Legislation Banning On Transgender Athletes

Apr 16, 2021

On Friday’s program we took a closer look at YouTube's decison to take down a video of Gov. Ron DeSantis and controversial health policy experts. YouTube claimed the video spread misinformation about kids and masks to stop COVID-19.

Joining us for the conversation were:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Goldhagen, Professor and Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville and President, International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Steven Lemongello, Politics Editor, Orlando Sentinel

We also discussed a bill passed in the Florida House this week that would ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girl’s scholastic sports with Gina Duncan, Director of Transgender Equality, Equality Florida; and freelance journalist Britni de la Cretaz.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.