-5.2 C
New York
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Don't miss

Vaccines: study, FB’s anti-fake policies have worked

- Advertisement -

Ukraine, Zingaretti:

(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 03 – Restrict and make it difficult for no-vax groups to access, inform users that what they were about to see was information that was not scientifically verified. After years of growing opposition to vaccines and several outbreaks of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease, Facebook established its first policy in 2019 to stop the spread of vaccine misinformation. But did it work? The results of a new George Washington University study published in the journal Vaccine seem to point to a yes.

Facebook’s policy has effectively reduced people’s interactions with vaccine misinformation. The researchers monitored 172 anti-vaccine and pro-vaccine Facebook pages and collected posts from these pages six months before and six after the popular social network’s implementation of the policy in March 2019. on Facebook vaccines has moderately reduced the number of “likes” of anti-vaccine content on pages on its platform. According to scholars, it may direct social media companies to take measures to limit the popularity of anti-vaccine content on its platform. “We are excited – highlights Jiayan Gu, one of the authors of the research – to continue this work and increase our understanding of how social media policy interventions can positively change ecosystems of online information sharing”. (HANDLE).

- Advertisement -

Source: Ansa

- Advertisement -
spot_img

Latest Posts

spot_img

Latest