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Social media giants have long faced accusations of being too hands-off when it comes to policing fake news. In recent weeks, major companies have started working in tandem to prevent the spread of COVID-related misinformation. Facebook has begun posting information cards that direct information-seekers to sources like the World Health Organization or local authorities. With COVID, tech platforms are finding themselves just as responsible for protecting lives as any doctors on the front lines. In this way, we can see moderation as a necessity -- something that literally has the power to save lives.