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Facebook to Ban COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Misinformation’

The Grind:
Facebook announced in a blog post on Thursday that they will be removing “misinformation” regarding the coronavirus vaccine from their platform.

The blog post, titled “Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus,” outlines a number of policies Facebook will be pursuing to ensure that Facebook users receive accurate information about the coronavirus.

The Details:
“Given the recent news that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be rolling out around the world, over the coming weeks we will start removing false claims about these vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts on Facebook and Instagram,” the blog post reads.

“Since it’s early and facts about COVID-19 vaccines will continue to evolve, we will regularly update the claims we remove based on guidance from public health authorities as they learn more.”

Facebook’s blog post was written by Kang-Xing Jin, a friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s from college who is known within the company as KX. Despite having no background in medicine or health, KX is the Head of Health at Facebook and has played a key role since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in designing company policy regarding it. Read more…

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