Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine groups

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This will be done by reducing the distribution of misleading medical advice and relying on vetting from leading global health organizations that "have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes". Bickert says that the company also won't recommend or show content with vaccine misinformation on Instagram Explore or hashtag pages. More specifically, if those ad account owners will continue to spread misinformation, Facebook warns it will disable the account. The company said it will no longer allow the information to be promoted through ads or recommendations, and will make the content less prominent through search results.

Exploring ways to share educational information about vaccines when people come across misinformation. We've also removed related targeting options, like "vaccine controversies".

DFR, a small online forensics team of Washington-based Atlantic Council thinktank, has been working with Facebook to enhance the social network's investigations of foreign interference. "For example, if a group or Page admin posts this vaccine misinformation, we will exclude the entire group or Page from recommendations, reduce these groups and Pages' distribution in News Feed and Search, and reject ads with this misinformation".

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Recently, another social media platform, Pinterest, suspended all searches for anything related to vaccines.

Facebook-owned Instagram is also receiving some changes over the coming weeks.

Most significantly, it will completely ban adverts that "include misinformation about vaccinations" and remove the ability of advertisers to target people who. "If these vaccine hoaxes appear on Facebook, we will take action against them", Facebook said in its statement. Anti-vax posts and pages, however, will remain live.

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Lindenberger, who famously vaccinated himself against his mother's wishes, spoke to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday and reiterated Schiff's calls for reliable information - not the type of stuff his mother was reading on social media. Facebook late a year ago took several steps to combat fake news.

Last month, in a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also addressed Facebook's shortcomings in counteracting the dissemination of inaccurate facts.

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