Vaccine

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube blocks all anti-vaccine content

YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains misinformation about other approve...

Adam Schiff

US congressman presses Facebook, Amazon on efforts to curb vaccine misinformation

US Democratic Representative Adam Schiff called on Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc on Thursday to provide a more thorough explanation of their efforts to mitigate the spread of COV...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook removes dozens of vaccine misinformation ‘superspreaders’

Facebook has said it has removed over three dozen pages spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, after the White House called on social media firms to tighten controls on ...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook removes Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages

Facebook said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed to enlist influencers to push anti-vaccine content about th...

Platform News: Search engine Google

Pay cut: Google employees who work from home could lose money

Google employees based in the same office before the pandemic could see different changes in pay if they switch to working from home permanently, with long commuters hit harder, ac...

Facebook

Facebook removes anti-vaccine ‘fake news’ in Israel, government says

Facebook has taken down content which distribute lies in Israel from coronavirus vaccinations since the government attempts to drum up support to the programme, the Justice Ministr...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation

YouTube has said it might eliminate videos from YouTube comprising misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, expanding its current principles against falsehoods and conspiracy theori...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook will ban ads discouraging people from getting vaccines

Facebook will begin banning ads that explicitly dissuade people from getting vaccinated, the social media titan has stated, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information effor...