Fb change to regulate covid-19 vaccine misinformation failed

Anti-vaccine campaigns are sometimes related to misinformation

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Fb’s makes an attempt to take away misinformation about covid-19 vaccines from its platform as an alternative made anti-vaccine content material extra excessive, say researchers.

David Broniatowski on the George Washington College in Washington DC and his colleagues monitored engagement with greater than 200,000 posts on Fb pages and teams between 15 November 2019 and 28 February 2022. Inside that interval, Fb made three main bulletins, which collectively superior the platform’s method to clamping down on content material that shared incorrect details about vaccinations.

The researchers analysed the …

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