San Francisco (SunstarTV Bureau): The world famous social media platform Facebook has announced to expand its efforts to remove false claims on its own platform and Instagram about Covid-19 and its vaccines, informed sources.
Many false claims as, Covid-19 is man-made; vaccines are not effective at preventing the disease they were created to protect against; it’s safer to get a disease than to get its vaccine and vaccines are dangerous, toxic, or cause autism among others to be removed by Facebook platform.
“And in the coming weeks, as more information becomes available, we’ll continue to expand this feature to more countries and improve it to make it easier for people to see where and when they can get vaccinated in just a few taps,” Facebook informed.
According to Facebook’s statement late on Monday, the move has taken after consultations with leading health organisations, including the WHO.
Starting this week in the US, Facebook will feature links in the Covid-19 Information Center to local ministry of health websites to help people understand whether they’re eligible to get vaccinated and how to do so.
Further the social media said, “we’re launching the largest worldwide campaign to help public health organisations share accurate information about Covid-19 vaccines and encourage people to get vaccinated as vaccines become available to them”.
Facebook is giving $120 million in ad credits to help health ministries, NGOs and UN agencies reach billions of people around the world with Covid-19 vaccine and preventive health information.
“We’ll soon bring the Covid-19 Information Center to Instagram so people can access the latest information about vaccines across our apps”.