Facebook, Instagram to limit spread of vaccine misinformation

Facebook has detailed its new strategy to curb the spread of vaccine misinformation on both its primary social media platform as well as Instagram. Broadly, these include efforts to scale back the prominence of (but not outright ban) certain flagged groups, pages and search results, as well as the adoption of a firm stance against advertising content together with false statements concerning vaccination. “Leading world health organizations, like The World Health Organization and the U.S.A. Centers for disease control and prevention, have in public identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes,” Monika Bickert, VP of global policy management at Facebook, wrote in a news […]