Right after COVID-19 vaccines are being shipped, Facebook has recently announced that it is putting in more efforts to combat misinformation. With the increasing circulation of false data across the platform, it can potentially undermine public health efforts. This includes false claims about the efficacy, safety, ingredients, and side effects of the vaccines.
As per Facebook, the recent news of vaccines will soon be available; there are ample fake posts around it. Thus both Facebook and Instagram are removing false claims – which are a vital step, and it will evolve its approach with time.
Besides, the social media giant will continue to help users stay informed about vaccines by promoting authentic sources of information through its Information Center.