Facebook and Instagram forbid Disinformation about Vaccinations. Facebook and Instagram are no longer going to allow advertisements to distribute misleading information about vaccinations.
The company behind the two social media has declared this on Thursday.
It is also no longer possible to target advertisements to specific target groups,
such as the ‘controversies around vaccinations’ category.
Facebook will also exclude accounts that regularly violate this policy from posting all kinds of advertisements.
Also, Facebook is taking actions to prevent the spread of disinformation about vaccinations on both the social medium of the same name and on Instagram.
For example, Facebook groups and pages are no longer recommended when users search for them in the search bar.
On Instagram, similar messages are no longer indicated with, for example, hashtags.