Facebook To Censor Anti-Vax Ads, Groups, And Pages That "Spread Misinformation"

Zero Hedge | 3/7/2019 | Staff
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Facebook announced Thursday that it will reduce the visibility of groups and pages that "spread misinformation about vaccines" - and will reject advertisements that "include misinformation about vaccines."

Leading global health organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes. If these vaccine hoaxes appear on Facebook, we will take action against them.

Announcement - Weeks - Pressure - Lawmakers - Reps

The announcement comes after weeks of public pressure from lawmakers, including Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Michael Burgess (R-TX), who introduced a bipartisan resolution this week to reject "unfounded and debunked theories" about vaccines.

"We are exploring ways to share educational information about vaccines when people come across misinformation on this topic," reads Facebook's announcement, which adds that "Leading global health organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes. If these vaccine hoaxes appear on Facebook, we will take action against them."

Month - Rep - Schiff - Letter - Facebook

Last month, Rep. Schiff sent a letter to Facebook CEO...
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