On August 14, 2019, CVS was bombarded with posts using the hashtag #CVSDeniesCare, which called out the brand for making a change to their payment systems that would limit women's ability to access birth control through mail order. This was not true. However, by August 15 the misinformation campaign made its way into the mainstream. The brand had been sideswiped.
What if CVS could have detected the emerging trend before it turned into a real threat to damage its reputation and relationships with consumers?