Facebook announces plans to block anti-vaccination content

Facebook announces plans to block anti-vaccination content

Facebook announces plans to block anti-vaccination content

More than that, such groups and Pages will also be excluded in recommendations.

What just happened? Facebook has become the latest company to clamp down on the spread of misinformation surrounding vaccinations.

And it's turning to legitimate global health groups like the CDC and World Health Organization to help identify risky vaccine hoaxes online. Facebook is also removing the ads targeting a category for "vaccine controversies". More specifically, if those ad account owners will continue to spread misinformation, Facebook warns it will disable the account. The efforts will also extend to Instagram, where the company will stop displaying anti-vaccine content on its Explore and hashtag pages.

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DFR, a small online forensics team of Washington-based Atlantic Council thinktank, has been working with Facebook to enhance the social network's investigations of foreign interference.

The blog also said that ads carrying vaccine misinformation would be rejected and that Facebook was "exploring ways to share educational information about vaccines when people come across misinformation on this topic". It is said that her mother had developed anti-vaccine beliefs through her involvement with various Facebook groups.

The World Health Organization recently dubbed "vaccine hesitancy" one of the top global threats of 2019, a warning punctuated by one of the worst measles outbreaks in decades, which has sickened at least 75 people across the Pacific Northwest - most of whom are unvaccinated children under 10 years old. In February, YouTube said it would remove ads from videos that feature anti-vaccination content.

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Last week the head of NHS England warned "vaccination deniers" were gaining traction on social media as part of a "fake news" movement.

Bickert says Facebook believes in providing people with additional context so they can decide whether to read, share, or engage in conversations about information they see on the site. While overall vaccination rates remain high in the USA according to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of kids under two who haven't received any vaccines is growing. While some of them are already live, some remain in testing phases. He called it a direct threat to public health that reverses medical progress.

Laughing, Lindenberger said, "Not Facebook".

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