Facebook “working on additional changes” to beat down anti-vaxxers

As a measles outbreak continues to spread in Washington state, Facebook is “exploring additional measures” to fight false anti-vaccine content on the platform, Bloomberg reports. The news comes on the heels of criticism from Representative Adam Schiff, who sent Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a letter about vaccine misinformation on Facebook and Instagram today. In the letter, first reported by Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier, Schiff voiced concerns that both Facebook and Instagram serve up misleading, fear-mongering content about vaccines, which have been shown to be safe, effective, and critical for public health. Schiff also sent a similar letter to Google’s Sundar Pichai about vaccine misinformation on YouTube. In the letters, Schiff wrote... Continue reading…

Facebook “working on additional changes” to beat down anti-vaxxers

Facebook ponders demoting anti-vax nonsense as measles cases surge.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Ars Technica

Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in 'vaccine controversies'

Social media platforms under pressure by US congressman to crack down on anti-vaccine propaganda, citing Guardian investigationsFacebook enables advertisers to promote content to nearly 900,000 ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Guardian.co.uk

Facebook Might Remove Anti-Vaccine Recommendations

Facebook might take extra steps to remove misleading anti-vaccine information from its social network site. The company, which has taken measures to minimize fake news, is still having issues ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Geek.com

Facebook may hide anti-vaxx posts after it's accused of spreading fake health news

Parents pushing anti-vaccination messages on Facebook might soon have less traction on the social media site as it takes steps to reduce fake news.        

Fri 15 Feb 19 from USA today

Facebook may take extra steps to remove anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook is "exploring additional measures" to fight anti-vaccine disinformation, according to Bloomberg. Content discouraging parents from vaccinating their children has ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Engadget

Facebook under pressure to curb spread of anti-vaccine content - CNET

The social network says it's exploring ways to minimize harm caused by misinformation about vaccines.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from CNET

Facebook may remove anti-vax information from its recommendations

Anti-vax propaganda is on the rise–and so are disease outbreaks. The social media giant has announced that it is considering removing articles that provide anti-vaccine information from ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Facebook to suppress 'anti-vaxxer' groups and posts

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

Childhood Disease Like Measles Help ‘Keep You Healthy And Fight Cancer,’ Says Wife Of White House Official

The antivaccination claims--that childhood illnesses help boost immunity--touted by Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, have been debunked by health experts. ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Kaiser Health News

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