Facebook taking steps to reduce “anti-vaccine” information

Posted at 6:12 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 20:12:11-05


MENLO PARK, CA – Facebook says searches for topics like “Vaccine controversy” will no longer yield results for pages or groups known to spread misinformation about vaccinations.

Facebook says it will also reject ads that include deceptive or false vaccine information. It’s also turning to legitimate global health groups — like the CDC and World Health Organization — to help identify dangerous vaccine hoaxes online.

Recently Pinterest suspenced all searches for anything related to vaccines.