Once we accept that we’re incapable of thinking for ourselves regarding injections into our bodies, all the anxiety about medical corruption and fake science goes away.
A new feature is rolling out on Facebook and Instagram to combat the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation.
On Wednesday, Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced that educational pop-up windows will appear on the social media platforms related to vaccines. Specifically, this means when a user searches for vaccine-related content, visits vaccine-related Facebook groups and pages or taps a vaccine-related hashtag on Instagram.
If the user resides in the United States, the pop-up window will connect them to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for credible information on vaccines. If the user is outside of the United States, it will connect them to the World Health Organization.
The CDC endorsed Facebook’s latest move to prevent misinformation from being broadcast on its platform. Kristen Nordlund, CDC spokeswoman, said in an email on Wednesday:
“We know that parents often turn to social media to access health information and connect with other parents, and it can be difficult to determine what is accurate and who the credible sources of information are.”
Combating “vaccine myths and misinformation is a shared responsibility and we applaud these efforts.”1…