Be careful what you share on Facebook. The network will shed light on the dissemination of misinformation – Communication – Science and technology

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Facebook is launching an awareness campaign to promote vaccination and the fight against coronavirus. He will shed light on the spreaders of false news.

The social network announced last week that it had removed more than 12 million posts on Facebook and Instagram in connection with the spread of false reports about the disease Covid-19. Posting is part of a global anti-misinformation campaign in which Facebook and other social networks have joined. The aim is to help healthcare organizations share accurate information on diseases and vaccines, as well as to encourage positive public opinion on vaccination. The company said it wanted to help people find information about where and when they could be vaccinated.

Facebook has also indicated that it plans to tighten up the disinformation about the pandemic. The social network has been intensively used in the past year to spread false statements, misinformation, as well as conspiracy theories about the pandemic, despite technology companies trying to limit the spread of such content and direct the public to relevant sources. Back in December, Facebook announced that it would start removing posts about coronavirus vaccines if it was scientifically proven that they were not based on the truth. He cited contributions as an example, stating that microchips were part of the vaccine.

These days, the company is expanding the list of posts for which it will shine. Under scrutiny, there will be posts in which users claim that the virus was created by humans, that vaccines are toxic, dangerous, ineffective, and that they cause autism, or that drapes and respirators do not help stop the spread of the virus. It will also remove posts claiming that it is safer to become infected than to be vaccinated. Facebook will reportedly target groups, sites, and accounts that repeatedly violate established policies.


Source: Pravda.sk – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.

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