Facebook to remove more fake news about Covid-19, vaccines

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Social Media giant, Facebook, has reportedly announced that the company will expand its efforts to remove false claims regarding the Covid-19 vaccines on its platform and on Instagram.

According to some media reports, the expanded list of the false Covid-19 and its vaccine-related claims will be removed, including Covid-19 is man-made; vaccines are not effective at preventing the disease they were created to protect against; it’s safer to get a disease than to get its vaccine and vaccines are dangerous, toxic, or cause autism, among others.

The social media network said in a statement, on Monday, that the move is taken after consultations with leading health organizations, including the WHO.

Starting from this the company will also feature links in its Covid-19 information Center to the local health ministry of health websites in the US, which will help people to understand whether they’re eligible to get vaccinated and how to do so.

As per the report, Facebook in its statement said, “And in the coming weeks, as more information becomes available, we’ll continue to expand this feature to more countries and improve it to make it easier for people to see where and when they can get vaccinated in just a few taps.”

Building trust and confidence in vaccines is critical, so “we’re launching the largest worldwide campaign to help public health organizations share accurate information about Covid-19 vaccines and encourage people to get vaccinated as vaccines become available to them.”

The company is also providing $120 million in ad credits to help health ministries, NGOs, and UN agencies reach billions of people around the world with Covid-19 vaccine and preventive health information.

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