Facebook to limit anti-vaccination information

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CNN reports that Facebook is working to reduce the spread of misinformation about vaccines on its platform.

According to a Facebook spokesperson, the social media site will take several different approaches to limit information presented by “Anti-Vax” groups.

The groups won’t be taken down, but they won’t show up as recommendations from Facebook. Posts with misinformation about vaccines will also appear further down on newsfeeds.

Public health experts point to social media as a factor in spreading false information about the safety of vaccinations.

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