Facebook has announced that it plans to remove from its platform the posts of its users regarding lies about the coronavirus vaccines and not only, such as being toxic and dangerous, that they cause autism or that it is safer for people to catch Covid-19 to gain natural immunity, from everything,what to vaccinate.
Since October, such claims have been banned from appearing in private or corporate Facebook ads., but now the largest social media, as he announced through his blog, according to Reuters and the New York Times, intends to extend this policy, subtracting groups, pages and accounts that systematically spread misleading and false information.
Facebook had announced, from December, that it will combat false and unscientific claims about coronavirus vaccines, which have been demolished by the World Health Organization and other official medical bodies. Nevertheless, so far, various users continued to spread their misinformation.
The new stricter Facebook policy - which will include Instagram- now targets unpaid posts and specific groups of users, while it concerns all vaccines and not only against coronavirus. "Building trust in vaccines is crucial, γι’ This is the beginning of the largest international campaign to help public health organizations disseminate accurate information on Covid-19 vaccines and to encourage people to get vaccinated., when vaccines will be available ", said in a post the person in charge of Health issues Facebook, Kang-Sing Jin.
Yet, Facebook has announced that it will provide free advertising space of value 120 million dollars in Ministries of Health, United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations and Services, in order to transmit more accurately accurate information on Covid-19 vaccines.
The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zackenberg, has long been a staunch opponent of coronavirus misinformation and has developed a philanthropic effort to eradicate all diseases. From the other side, Nevertheless, has always been an advocate of free speech on Facebook and has so far seemed reluctant to resolutely fight the circulation of fake posts, resulting in the anti-vaccination campaign flourishing on his platform. It looks like, most, took things more seriously, although this remains to be seen in practice…