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Oh, immense relief and a true gratitude to the scientists to the researchers have done that. We can't rest. I mean, as monument health system and the state Department of Health. We can rest till we can get at least 80% of our population vaccinated. So how long do you think it will take for South Dakota to get 80% of people vaccinated at the rate that it's going now? We at the rate we're going with the supply we're seeing. Expect most of us to get the vaccination late summer even fall. I don't expect it any sooner unless we get more vaccines. Authorized emergency, but we want to get 80% by late fall. Doctors. Junker Cora is vice president of medical affairs at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in South Dakota. Thank you so much for joining us again. Thank you, Elsa. Gabbed telegram. Me. We those are all the names of social media and messaging APS that you might never have heard about. But they are gaining new users by the millions. The apse have gotten a boost since Facebook and Twitter, among others, kick Donald Trump off and crack down on groups involved in organizing the assault on the U. S. Capitol. NPR Tech correspondent Shannon Bond looks at how one alternative platform is responding to the new attention. It's a social network called me. We That's me, and we get it. And in the past few weeks, millions of people have signed up in 2020. We went from six million to 12 million, and now we're already It's the middle of January, and we're already over. 15.5 Mole Mark Weinstein launched me be back in 2016 as an alternative to Facebook focused on privacy. That means me. We doesn't harness user's data to sell ads or decide what content to show them. But privacy is not the on Lee reason People are flocking to, maybe right now. Along with other smaller social networks like Gabin messaging, APS like telegram. It's become popular with Trump supporters who are disillusioned with Facebook and Twitter. Cindy Otis tracks online disinformation at the Alethea group. People are splintering off introduce more French platforms that essentially have no content, moderation or threat monitoring capability whatsoever when Facebook banned groups for spreading false claims about election fraud and organizing stop the steel rallies. Some sent their members to me. We Gabin Parlor. Another alternative social app parlor recently went down after Amazon refused to host it because there was too much violent content. Weinstein says me we is not parlor or gap. For one thing, he says. He's serious about putting limits on what people can say. I'm a firm believer in moderation. I don't like sites in or anything goes. I've been quoted saying. I think they're disgusting. Good people, right and left and middle can't handle anything goes. We don't want to be around hate speech. We don't wanna be around violence insiders. Mimi does have rules, but they're more lax than Facebook and Twitter. The big platforms have banned the Cuban on conspiracy, for example, a step me we has not taken. In fact, Weinstein accuses Facebook and Twitter of political censorship, which the companies deny. And I should note Facebook is among NPR's financial supporters. Me. We says it removes content in accounts that violate its policies. But journalists and researchers have found things like right wing militias and discussions of shooting people in a stop the steel group on me, we Yes, Right now. The influx of people like social Media is messing some bad actors Get it all over the place. Look at Facebook. Look at Twitter. I think we're much more nimble than they are. Weinstein is hiring more moderators for his trust and safety team currently on 100 people, But experts say all social networks have to get much more serious about addressing harm by setting clear rules and making sure they can enforce them. Megan Squire of Ilan University studies online extremists. I think we all still treat social media companies like they're this inexpensive startup, But maybe they need to be treated more like starting an airplane company, a company that makes cars. I mean, you've got to think about a seatbelt, she says. The risk of not having strong online protections is clear. Just look at the insurrection at the Capitol. Shannon BONDS. NPR news You're listening to all things.

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