Dangerous DIY baby formula recipes go viral as parents get desperate

Due to a nationwide baby formula shortage, sending parents into crisis mode, social media posts containing dangerous misinformation about homemade formula recipes have gone viral online, racking up views in the millions. “Platforms still haven’t learned the lesson that their obsession with engagement is leading them to recommend wildly unsafe content,” said Laura Edelson, Ph.D. candidate and co-founder of Cybersecurity for Democracy, “The fact that they still have not fixed this issue after years of very clear evidence that their algorithms are promoting dangerous content is shocking.”