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Facebook intensifies its course of action against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, stressing vaccine guide for kids

As soon as the food and drug administration officially ratified the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids of 5 to 11 years. Facebook, now known as Meta, has notified that it is working on the release of strict rules for the impediment of vaccine misinformation directed at kids.

The platform will be taking stern measures to control the spread of misleading and false information regarding covid-19 vaccinations for kids.

The Food and Drug Administration officially authorized the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine on Friday, 29 October.

This acceptance was established on the department's inclusive analysis of the data that included input from independent advisory specialists' profuse votes in approval of making the vaccine usable for kids of the age group of 5 to 11.

However, already the platform was actively working for deterring the spread of misleading info at its outlet and has designed stringent policies for that but now, policies for information related to vaccination for kids will also be a part of that.


Meta in a recent blog, posted that the company is joining hands with CDC and the World Health Organization to wipe out or at least to lessen the toxic and misleading content associated with the covid-19 vaccination for children, and is willing to work on methods to promote it via its platform.

Head of health Facebook, Kang-Xing Jin, in the post affirmed that, in a few days, the company will be delivering in-feed reminders regarding the availability of vaccines for kids aged from five to eleven along with its accessible nearby area info.

Moreover, they will also be stimulating the people with the messages from health professionals answering the queries regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will also provide them with a link, assist to track the closest location to get the vaccine.

The platform acknowledged that it has eliminated around twenty million post content related to misguidance for the covid-19 vaccine in its forum since 2020.

However, The Verge contends that these figures are absolutely opposite of what they have found from the leaked internal documents. The Facebook Papers made it evident how much the company was incompetent for monitoring the false information affiliated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

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