(AP) — Social media giant Facebook says it will remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations on its site.
It’s the latest step Facebook and others are taking to stem the tide of misinformation on social media sites.READ MORE: Man Punched During Armed Carjacking In Logan Square
Facebook says it will take its cue from global health organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes.READ MORE: At Least 9 People Killed, 47 Wounded So Far In Chicago Weekend Gun Violence; 3-Year-Old Boy Among Survivors
If groups and pages spread those hoaxes, they won’t appear in recommendations or in predictions functions when searched for in Facebook. Ads with similar information will be rejected.
And content that contains the misinformation won’t be shown on Instagram Explore or hashtag pages.MORE NEWS: Some Haunted Houses Are Set To Open This Week In Chicago Area, But They Take All Year To Prepare
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