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Facebook to ban anti-vaccination ads

Facebook to ban anti-vaccination ads”

The social network said it will also run an information campaign encouraging people to get their flu shots this year.

From now on Facebook will only show advertisements which are against the policies of the government and will only share genuine information regarding the vaccine example it will show ads like the ones in which a state delegate from Virginia said stop forced coronavirus vaccinations and this ad even stated about the advantages and disadvantages of the vaccine.

The company previously rejected ads that contained misinformation about vaccines.

And unpaid posts by people or groups that discourage vaccinations will also still be allowed - the new policy only includes paid advertisements. "We don't want these ads on our platform".

Moreover, the social media giant announced the launch of a new campaign to provide information about flu vaccines to users, and pledged to work with "global health partners on campaigns to increase immunization rates", Jin and Leathern said.

The platform has already banned disinformation and scams as identified by public health institutions like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will begin to enforce the new global policy in the next few days. Facebook's advertising rules are generally stricter because the company is showing these paid messages to people pro-actively.

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The company said in a blog post that ads advocating for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines, including a Covid-19 vaccine, would still be allowed.

Anti-vaccination material has taken hold across social media amid the multilateral push for a coronavirus vaccine. "While we may narrow enforcement in some areas, we may expand it in others". Buzzfeed News reported of the problem in January of this year.

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared "vaccine hesitancy" as a public health threat.

I've wondered how anti-vaxxers feel about vaccines when it comes to COVID-19, but it seems like they pretty much feel the same way.

"There's been a lot of anti-science, anti-public health framing of the pandemic in recent times", Dr. Monica Schoch-Spana, a medical anthropologist and senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said in a statement.

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