Facebook cracks down on anti-vaxxers with new plan to remove pages from its recommendations

Mail Online | 3/7/2019 | Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com
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Facebook says it will no longer show anti-vaccination groups or pages in its recommended content as the site faces mounting pressure to curb misinformation.

But, it won’t remove anti-vaxxers altogether.

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In a blog post today, the firm said it is instead working to ‘tackle vaccine misinformation’ by giving it less of an audience and promoting more accurate information.

The move will make anti-vaccination groups and pages more difficult for Facebook users to come by, in efforts to limit their scope.

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In addition to removing them from users' recommendations, Facebook will also stop showing these groups and pages in search predictions, and has banned any ads that include misinformation about vaccines.

Facebook’s VP of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert outlined the new plan in a blog post on Thursday.

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