Facebook to reduce exposure of anti-vaccination pages

Facebook will reduce their exposure by rejecting paid ads, rejecting incorrect information about vaccines on Instagram, and sharing educational information about vaccines.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 9, 2019 17:58
A nurse holds a vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine

A nurse holds a vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (photo credit: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER)

 
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Facebook announced that it will reduce the exposure of groups and pages that spread incorrect facts on vaccines with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control and the Center for Disease Prevention.

Facebook will reduce their exposure by rejecting paid ads, rejecting incorrect information about vaccines on Instagram, and sharing educational information about vaccines.

"We are fully committed to the safety of our community and will continue to work in this field," said Monica Bickert, vice president of international policy on Facebook.


This decision came not long after measles outbreaks rose in Israel due to vaccination negligence. Over 1500 cases of measles were reported in Israel throughout the past year alone.

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