Facebook will censor anti-vaxx misinformation

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Social media giant Facebook says it is hiding groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations from the search function of its site.

It’s the latest step Facebook and others are taking to stem the tide of misinformation on social media sites.

Facebook said it will take its cue from global health organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes.

If groups and pages spread those hoaxes, they won’t appear in recommendations or in predictions functions when searched for in Facebook. Ads with similar information will be rejected.



 
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