Facebook to label all Covid-19 vaccination posts

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  one month ago  •  35 comments

By:   Reuters

Facebook to label all Covid-19 vaccination posts
Facebook said on Monday it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the shots and will soon label all posts about the vaccines.

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False claims and conspiracies about the coronavirus vaccines have proliferated on social media platforms during the pandemic.

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Why are Republicans less likely to take the vaccine?


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Facebook and Instagram, which recently tightened their policies after long taking a hands-off approach to vaccine misinformation, remain home to large accounts, pages and groups that promote false claims about the shots and can be easily found through keyword searches.

Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox said in an interview that the company had taken viral false claims "very seriously" but said there was "a huge gray area of people who have concerns...some of which some people would call misinformation and some of which other people would call doubt."

"The best thing to do in that huge gray area is just to show up with authoritative information in a helpful way, be a part of the conversation and do it with health experts," he added.

The company said it was labeling Facebook and Instagram posts that discuss the safety of Covid-19 vaccines with text saying the vaccines go through safety and effectiveness tests before approval.

In the blog post, it also said that since expanding its list of banned false claims about the coronavirus and vaccines in February, it has removed an additional 2 million pieces of content from Facebook and Instagram. Facebook said it had also implemented temporary measures including reducing the reach of content from users who repeatedly share content marked false by fact-checkers.

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Facebook should change their name to "Big Brother."

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

What do you think happens when people read false information on Face Book?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    one month ago

I think most can determine fact from fiction. Facebook is not a newspaper. In this age even newspapers require due diligence.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago

You underestimate the intelligence of the average face book user

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Expert
1.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago

Surely you jest.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago
"I think most can determine fact from fiction."

I'm not so sure about that.  

I mean look at all the people that think the former occupant of the White House won the last election?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.2    one month ago

Didn't I say that most could determine fact from fiction?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
PhD Quiet
1.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.4    one month ago
I mean look at all the people that think the former occupant of the White House won the last election?

Look at how many listen to Alex Jones, OAN, FoxNews...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.5    one month ago

And "most" implies the majority. It just ain't so, Vic.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.8  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.7    one month ago

Then you mean I overestimated them - you said I underestimated!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.8    one month ago

Well, look at you! You finally got to show Trout Giggles for the stupid toad she is. Congratulations! Now you get a prize. Do you want the rusty Slinky or the Yo-Yo with no string?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
1.1.10  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.9    one month ago

where ?

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
1.1.11  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago
I think most can determine fact from fiction.

You give people too much credit.

Facebook is not a newspaper.

And yet, many people seem to get their "facts" from social media.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Why?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.2    one month ago
Why?

Do you know who Big Brother is?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    one month ago

That didn't answer my question.

Of course I know who Big Brother is supposed to be. . . . . .

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Expert
1.2.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    one month ago

John-Boy Walton?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.2    one month ago
Of course I know

Um hum.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.5  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.4    one month ago

That you're being silenced by Big Brother, right Vic?

YA!

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
1.2.6  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    one month ago
Do you know who Big Brother is?

It's that reality show, right?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.7  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.6    one month ago

I'm sure you are familiar with "1984".  If not just look around.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.8  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.7    one month ago

So who is silencing you?  Banning books?

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
1.2.9  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.7    one month ago
I'm sure you are familiar with "1984". 

Yes. It is considered a classic.

If not just look around.

Yes, and?

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Expert
2  Hallux    one month ago

"Why Are Republicans Less Likely To Take The Vaccine?"

Because their 'heroes' get them in dark closets in the wee hours?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @2    one month ago
"Why Are Republicans Less Likely To Take The Vaccine?"

Republican men is what you mean.

Answer: IMO, they think it is somehow un-manly.  I wish Trump had demonstrated that it is important for everyone to get vaccinated.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Expert
2.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago

Perhaps you meant 'Big Sister'?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago

Why?  That turd is the one who got it in secret while claiming Co-Vid was a hoax.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
PhD Quiet
2.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago
I wish Trump had demonstrated that it is important for everyone to get vaccinated.

Instead of hiding the fact that he got vaccinated back in January?  I agree.

However, 1 simple statement from Trump, could still move any of his followers who are refusing, into accepting the vaccinations.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
2.1.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.3    one month ago

won't happen, as Trump is incapable.....and didn't you know, he doesn't make mistakes, he has NOT A THING to be sorry for, except EVERY

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
2.1.5  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    one month ago
I wish Trump had demonstrated that it is important for everyone to get vaccinated.

In addition to wearing masks, social distancing, avoid public gatherings, listening to science, ect..

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gordy327 @2.1.5    one month ago
listening to science,

Tell the Teachers Union.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.6    one month ago

They are listening to science

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
2.1.8  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.6    one month ago

I'm telling everybody. Especially the anti-science or scientifically ignorant crowd.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Hallux @2    one month ago
"Why Are Republicans Less Likely To Take The Vaccine?"

Because they're fucking morons?  Liars?

They're probably getting them in secret like that big fat turd former occupant of the White House.  

Someone who supports the former occupant of the White House claims they might think it makes them un-manly.  I don't know of any one who supports the former occupant of the White House that falls into that category, 'man',  or 'manly' that is.  They're more like little boys, constantly whining and complaining and throwing tantrums like spoiled little boys/brats.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
PhD Quiet
2.2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    one month ago
Because they're fucking morons?  Liars?

Maybe they can do a mass presentation of the Darwin Awards to male Republicans in general?

 
 
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