Vaccines

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Sky News Australia says suspended from YouTube for one week

Sky News Australia has said it has been temporarily suspended by the video-sharing site YouTube following the platform’s review of content for compliance with its COVID-19 po...

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Biden softens tone on Facebook, urges action on vaccine misinformation

Joe Biden took a softer tone when talking about Facebook Inc, after saying last week that the social media company was “killing people” by allowing the spread of misinf...

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Uber app to enable US users to book vaccines and rental cars

Uber Technologies has said it is launching new features in its app to allow US customers to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments and reserve rental cars.

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Venezuela calls Facebook suspension of Maduro ‘digital totalitarianism’

Venezuela’s government has accused Facebook Inc of “digital totalitarianism” after it froze President Nicolas Maduro’s page for 30 days for violating its po...

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Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop anti-vaxxers, US states say

Attorneys general for 12 US states have accused Facebook and Twitter of doing too little to stop people from using their platforms to spread false information that coronavirus vacc...

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Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms has said it has started adding labels to posts that ...

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Twitter tackles vaccine misinformation with labels, strike policy

Twitter said it would apply warnings to tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and implement a strike system of enforcement that could see users permane...

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Facebook says it will take down false vaccine claims

Facebook has said it will increase the list of false health-based claims it bans from the platform to include debunked claims about vaccines in general, such as that they are toxic...

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UK hospitals use blockchain to track COVID-19 vaccines

Two British hospitals have been using blockchain technology to keep tabs on the storage and supply of temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, the businesses behind the initiative ...

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Amazon asks US to include warehouse and grocery staff in vaccine rollout

Amazon.com has asked the US government to prioritize essential workers including its own warehouse, grocery shop and information centre staff for receipt of this COVID-19 vaccine, ...

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Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook has said it would eliminate false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health specialists, following a similar announcement by YouTube in Octob...

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YouTube to add link on COVID-19 vaccines to combat misinformation

YouTube has said that it is adding a hyperlink to provide details about the development of COVID-19 vaccines into the coronavirus panel on its site, expanding its attempts to fight...