Facebook to Target Vaccine Misinformation With Focus on Pages, Groups, Ads
Facebook, the world's largest social media site, will soon take aim against anti-vaxers. The company will start by lowering the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search options, a representative said Wednesday. "These Groups and Pages will not be included in recommendations or in predictions when you type into Search," Monika Bickert, Facebook's vice president of global policy management, said in a statement. She added that when ads that include misinformation about vaccinations are found, "we will reject them." Ad accounts that continue to violate company policies may even be disabled.
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