Facebook plans to remove "false claims that Covid-19 vaccines contain microchips" or certain "conspiracy theories"
False information that has been refuted by experts will be removed, warned the group on its blog
Misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines will be more severely combated by Facebook. The social network said Thursday that it would more systematically remove false claims about these products. The social network had already banned advertisements discouraging users from getting vaccinated since October and regularly removes incorrect and potentially harmful information about the new Coronavirus.
"Over the next few weeks, we will start removing false claims about vaccines (against Covid-19) that have been refuted by public health experts on Facebook and Instagram," the social network wrote in a blog post on Thursday.
The group says it will be vigilant about misinformation related to the safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of vaccines.
Microchips and consent
For example, Facebook plans to remove "false claims that Covid-19 vaccines contain microchips" or certain "conspiracy theories" such as the one claiming that specific populations are being used without their consent to test the safety of new products.
The group warns that its policy may change as knowledge about Covid-19 vaccines may evolve.