Vaccine misinformation has been a major problem on Facebook for years, and the website was not seen until earlier this year. Introduced Policies that will solve the problem. Now, there are social networks Stretched The FDA approves the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of five and eleven, following these policies and its efforts to include children in the COVID-19 vaccine.
In the coming weeks, it will send in-feed English and Spanish reminders to users in the United States that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children. Those reminders will also include a link that will help users find the nearest vaccination site. Perhaps, more importantly, it will extend its anti-vaccine misinformation policies to remove claims that the COVID-19 vaccine does not exist for children and that the vaccine is not tested for children. It would also remove any claim that COVID-19 vaccines can kill or seriously harm children, which are not effective at all for children, and can vaccinate some children against the virus other than a COVID-19 vaccine.
Facebook says its fight against vaccine misinformation is part of an ongoing effort in partnership with the CDC, WHO and other health authorities. It promises to update its policies and ban any new claims about the COVID-19 vaccine for future children. The website, which now operates under its parent company Meta, said it had removed more than 20 million pieces of content from Facebook and Instagram since the start of the epidemic. Until August 2021, it also has Forbidden 3,000 accounts, groups and pages for repeatedly violating its health misinformation policy.
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