Facebook To Stop Misinformation On Vaccines

NEW YORK — 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.

Facebook said Thursday 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.

Finally, Facebook is doing some good. I couldn't tell you how many times I've scrolled through my feed and seen some angry parent talk about how VACCINATING someone is a bad idea. The amount of stories I've seen online regarding disease spread like measles, mumps etc. has spread like wildfire. I'm so happy Facebook is doing this even though some people believe that its not true. I'm going to have a ton of people come at me for this but I really don't care.

Jed Whitaker

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