Facebook says it is helping reduce Covid vaccine ‘hesitancy’


Facebook said it removed some 20 million pieces of content, issuing warnings for millions more, and blocked 3,000 accounts for violating its policies on Covid-19 misinformation, while at the same time connecting users with reliable sources of health information. — Reuters

WASHINGTON: Facebook said on Aug 18 vaccine “hesitancy” is declining in the United States and other countries, and credits its efforts to filter out misinformation and promote authoritative information for helping the trend.

In releasing its quarterly transparency report, Facebook said the latest data showed vaccine hesitancy is down by 50% among US users of the social network, with significant declines in other countries.

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