Covid-19: Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines

Social media giant Facebook says it will start removing all false claims about Covid-19 and its vaccine in all of its platforms following the announcement of the first vaccine being approved for use and distribution around the world by early 2021. The policy change expands Facebook’s current rules against falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the pandemic.

Facebook said it is applying a policy to remove coronavirus misinformation that poses a risk of “imminent physical harm.” In a blog post, Facebook said “we will remove false claims that Covid-19 vaccines contain microchips to control or monitor patients or anything else that isn’t on the official vaccine ingredient list.”

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