Facebook says it plans to remove all posts with false vaccine claims.

SourceThe New York Times
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CountryMiddle east

Covid-19 VaccinesliveLatest UpdatesMaps and CasesSee Your Local RiskVaccine InformationCalifornia Anti-Vaccine ProtestsTracking Viral MisinformationFacebook says it plans to remove all posts with false vaccine claims.Feb. 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m. ETFeb. 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

ETBy Mike IsaacAnti-vaccine protestors shout and wave signs at health care workers in Tampa, Fla., over the weekend.Credit...Zack Wittman for The New York TimesFacebook said on Monday that it plans to remove posts with erroneous claims about vaccines from across its platform, including taking down assertions that vaccines cause autism or that it is safer for people to contract Covid-19 than to receive the vaccinations.The social network has increasingly changed its content policies over the past year as the coronavirus has surged. In October, the social network prohibited people and companies from purchasing advertising that included false or misleading information about vaccines. In December, Facebook said it would remove posts with claims that had been debunked by the World Health Organization or government agencies.Monday’s move goes further...read more...