These groups and pages will no longer be included in the recommendations when you type them in the search window, “said the Brand’s Global Policy Management Manager.
Facebook announced on Thursday that it will actively fight against misinformation circulating on the network and involving vaccines, following the footsteps of Pinterest and YouTube. “We are working to combat false information about vaccines on Facebook, reducing the spread of messages and providing people with authoritative information on the subject,” said Monika Bickert, head of Global Policy Management, quoted in a statement.
Research like “controversy vaccines”. Specifically, Facebook will reduce the scope of groups and pages that disseminate this false information in the “wire of information” and in the thread of “research”. “These groups and pages will no longer be included in the recommendations when you type them in the search window,” explained Monika Bickert. Advertisements, which contain false information about vaccines, will also be rejected.
“We are also removing options that could lead to targeted information, such as (related searches like) ‘controversy vaccines’,” said the Facebook official. She added that the network is currently exploring how to share vaccine education information very widely when people come across false information on the subject.