Facebook to act on wrong vaccine information


Facebook says new measures to counter misinformation about vaccinations will be introduced in the coming weeks.

Facebook’s vice president of global policy management, Monika Bickert said it will lower the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search options.

“These Groups and Pages will not be included in recommendations or in predictions when you type into Search,” she said in a statement.

Bickert also said that when advertisement that include misinformation about vaccinations are found, “we will reject them,” and advertisement accounts that continue to violate Facebook policies may be disabled.

However, personal accounts that post misinformation about vaccines won’t be disabled,”  Bickert said.

Bickert added that Facebook is also “exploring ways to share educational information about vaccines,” possibly by adding such information to inaccurate posts.

Your body can take a few days to a week to adjust to the time change, which can make drowsiness worse, experts say.