Stopping misinformation about anti-vaccines may not be as complicated as social media companies think. Because the 12 most prominent anti-vaccine activists are responsible for the incomplete amount of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media, A new report Says.
The report, a joint effort by Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and Anti-Wax Watch, found that 733 percent of vaccine misinformation on Facebook and the same 12 people on Twitter could be linked to the same vaccine misinformation. Yet accounts referred to in reports as “disinformation dozens” have managed to avoid sanctions despite Facebook and Twitter stepping up their efforts to prevent misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine in recent months.
For example, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has long been one of the leading anti-waxers on social media, was In February, however, his Facebook and Twitter accounts remained online. The others named in the report are active on three platforms. The report said that de-platforming these individuals, and the organization they represent, would “significantly reduce” the amount of vaccine disinfections on social media.
A Facebook spokesman debated the report’s approach. “Working with leading health agencies, we have updated our policies to take action against accounts that have already taken action against a few groups by reducing or removing distributions that violate our COVID-19 and vaccine regulations – and already in this report, Facebook spokesman Kevin McAllister said in a statement. “Since research shows that the best way to combat the vaccine dilemma is to connect people with reliable information from health experts, we’ve also connected 2 billion people to health authorities’ resources through our COVID-19 information center.”
In a statement, a Twitter spokesman said it had incorrect information about COVID-19 Applicable to all users. “We will not take action in every case of giving incorrect information,” the spokesman said, adding that Twitter had removed tweets that were “causing serious damage”. “Since launching our COVID-19 guidelines last year, we’ve deleted more than 22,400 tweets worldwide and challenged 11.7 million accounts.”
The report comes amid growing pressure to further increase control over social media platforms . On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and the beautiful Pichai are scheduled to appear at one On deactivation. CEOs may question their misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine during an epidemic.