Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine content

Jamie McKane

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Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine content

Facebook Inc. has been criticized for allowing its platform to amplify anti-vaccine views, fueling a public health crisis. Now the company is taking steps to reduce the visibility of the information in search and the news feed.

Facebook won’t allow anti-vaccine views to pop up in search or recommendations on the social network or Instagram, and will reject ads that contain misinformation about vaccines, the company said Thursday.

[Bloomberg]
 

Hellhound105

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Another blow to free speech.

If people dont want to use vaccines then allow them to preach their beliefs.

And if people with low IQs want to join them then so be it.

We have too few people dying and need some entertainment in the form of people with disabilities which could have been prevented.
 

Happy Days

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This is nothing more than selected censorship. Is FB going to verify if anybody else is putting out "misinformation"? Don't think so!
 

LazyLion

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haha... all the anti-vaxxers got their granny panties in a knot.
 

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One argument I heard is that people don't really need these vaccines, since the diseases they vaccinate against are so rare, or not dangerous, or affect so few people. Might that be because the vaccinations actually work?

A bit like saying that since nowadays more people survive car accidents that would have previously been fatal, adding all these extra safety features in is unnecessary, and just a way for car manufacturers to make more money out of us...

Circular arguments are circular.
 

Swa

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Maybe it's time people start cutting down on all these non-free platforms like FB.
 

sajunky

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Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine content

Facebook Inc. has been criticized for allowing its platform to amplify anti-vaccine views, fueling a public health crisis. Now the company is taking steps to reduce the visibility of the information in search and the news feed.

Facebook won’t allow anti-vaccine views to pop up in search or recommendations on the social network or Instagram, and will reject ads that contain misinformation about vaccines, the company said Thursday.

[Bloomberg]
Critics have no identity it is one things.

A second highlighted part is an example of using typical communists type of propaganda which was used in Soviet Union to surpress unwanted information.
 
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