Facebook Announces New Policy Taking Action Against False Information About Vaccines

New York Times: Facebook Announces Plan to Curb Vaccine Misinformation
“Facebook announced Thursday its first policy to combat misinformation about vaccines, following in the footsteps of Pinterest and YouTube. … ‘Leading global health organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes,’ Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president for global policy management, said in a statement Thursday. ‘If these vaccine hoaxes appear on Facebook, we will take action against them’…” (Caron, 3/7).

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