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This Kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK To Say 4 Words

I've never seen someone so young call society out for something we do every day. I know I'm guilty of what he's talking about. UPDATE 9/10/2013: When we first shared this video, you alerted us to some technical difficulties. TED has it up and running again with working audio and an option for closed-captioning. Last time you helped us turn up the Internet volume on Kevin's bravery. Let's do the same again for World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Bill Gates, billionaire and founder of Microsoft, is pointing the finger at social media companies like Facebook and Twitter for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

In an interview with Fast Company, Gates said: "Can the social media companies be more helpful on these issues? What creativity do we have?" Sadly, the digital tools probably have been a net contributor to spreading what I consider to be crazy ideas."

According to Gates, crazy ideas aren't just limited to the internet. They are going beyond that. He doesn't see the logic behind not protecting yourself and others from coronavirus."Not wearing masks is hard to understand, because it is not that bothersome," he explained. "It is not expensive and yet some people feel it is a sign of freedom or something, despite risk of infecting people."


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