Facebook will now finally ban COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Facebook will now finally ban COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

On Monday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a livestream with Dr. Anthony Fauci to talk about the coronavirus.

The Facebook comments on the video quickly filled up with musings from conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers. The gist of these comments: “I’m not getting your fucking vaccine, you quack.”

Fast forward to Thursday. Facebook has announced that it will now remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines from its platforms.

“Given the recent news that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be rolling out around the world, over the coming weeks we will start removing false claims about these vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts on Facebook and Instagram,” reads the company’s statement. Read more…

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