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Facebook Sued Over Fact - Check Messages on Anti- Vaccination Posts

Lawstreet Journal 20 Aug 2020 9:33pm

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Facebook Inc. is one of the most used and known social media networking sites with a net worth of over $100 billion-that allows people from all over the world to connect with other people, spread awareness, and share pictures and other things that is their part of everyday life. The company Facebook is free of charge and available on the Web, mobile browser, and as mobile applications for Android as well as Apple iOS. The Facebook platform is a set of tools and application programming interfaces that developers can use to build social apps on Facebook and integrate their websites with Facebook.

In a recent update, Children’s Health Defence claimed that Facebook is ‘censoring truthful public health posts’. Facebook is being sued over for showcasing fact check messages on anti-vaccination posts, with one group claiming that the practice is denoted as ‘censorship’.

Children’s Health Defence (CHD), led by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Federal Court.

In April, with affluence of misleading and fake COVID-19 content, the social media giant, Facebook started notifying users when they are interacting with misleading information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including likes, reactions, or comments. As per the reports, these posts included cure-all measures, false remedies to cure or prevent the contagion, and different conspiracy theories such as the connections between vaccinations, COVID-19, and 5G.

In recent times, conspiracy theories spread by anti-vaccination groups including claimed that connections between 5G and the spread of COVID-19, population microchipping schemes, and the creation of the novel… Continue Reading...


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