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Facebook to make anti-vaccine misinformation less visible

Facebook to make anti-vaccine misinformation less visible

Facebook said Thursday it is stepping up its efforts to curb the spread of misinformation about vaccines. This comes amid increased voice that the social platform hasn’t done enough to combat the medical myths. Facebook said it will rely on the WHO and the US CDC to help identify vaccine conspiracies. The effort to combat anti-vaccination misinformation will include other sites Facebook owns.

Big Bad BoogieMan
Big Bad BoogieMan 1 year

The antidote to crappy ideas is to challenge them, not to bury them.

Novanglus 1 year

For this to be legal under law, as this could be seen as cracking down on people's free speech rights, Facebook would have to do the thing that they absolutely do not want to do. That is to publicly announce whether they are a platform or a publication. If they are a platform then it is illegal to silence specific voices, however if they are a publication then they can rightfully do so. The only problem is that if they do then they open themselves up to new and costly taxes.

David O'Doherty
David O'Doherty 1 year

I 100% guarantee this will have the opposite effect as intended. Censorship makes people suspicious.

Jarret Durst
Jarret Durst 1 year

Heyyyy Facebook is doing something good for once

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Well that doesn't ease anyone now does it

IIZard 1 year

Scary stuff, they already did this with conservatives and lied.

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 year

Mandatory vaccinations should be considered medical rape.

beanie weaine
beanie weaine 1 year

Vaccines are spending a lot of time in the news lately

User Inactive
User Inactive 1 year

Why can't some people understand that suppression of information encourages it's dissemination? This sort of censorship will only serve to validate anti-vaccination information in the minds of many.

Guy Harrison
Guy Harrison 1 year

Oh thank you Facebook, thank you for deciding for me. Knowing to not let me decide for myself is best for me, so thank you. Thank you to all who are so easily scared by carefully selected agenda driven statistics. do you know how many people die a year from vaccines? no, you cannot find those statistics, so how can you decide which is safer? Don't hurt yourself growing a backbone.

Bryce Schniers
Bryce Schniers 1 year

fucking finally, I cant believe they even let them in the first place. litterly spreading fake science and harming the entire pop

Test Steam
Test Steam 1 year

I don't trust Face book at all. This merely encourages me to now look into the concerns and gives weight to anti vaccine advocates.

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