Facebook says it will look into removing posts promoting conspiracy theories about vaccines following complaints from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
The company told Bloomberg News on Friday that it is “exploring additional measures to best combat the problem” of fake news and conspiracy theories being promoted on its site, which include numerous groups and message boards dedicated to spreading theories concerning a nonexistent link between vaccines and autism.
Possible steps the company could take include “reducing or removing this type of content from recommendations, including Groups You Should Join, and demoting it in search results, while also ensuring that higher quality and more authoritative information is available,” the company told Bloomberg.
Facebook’s statement followed a letter to the company from Schiff, who argued that Facebook’s platform was contributing to global health risks caused by speculation surrounding vaccines.
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