Facebook will take down false claims around vaccines

Social media platforms are constantly revising their content policies in order to combat the spread of disinformation. After consulting with the World Health Organization and other leading health institutes, Facebook announced this Monday that they will enforce new measures to counter vaccine disinformation. The company plans to remove posts with false claims about vaccines from their platform altogether instead of just down-ranking them, as they were doing so far. Furthermore, the measures will cover false claims about all vaccines and not only those related to COVID-19 vaccination.