Summary #924

Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations

theguardian.com
  • Study shows that just two American organizations are responsible for 54% of anti-vaccination ads on Facebook.
  • They target women and parents of young children, and carefully craft their messages to avoid being removed due to violation of Facebook’s new ad terms.
  • In contrast, pro-vaccination ads come from 83 healthcare organizations, and they do get removed due to violation of Facebook’s terms.
  • This shows just how easy it is to spread misinformation on Facebook, and how imperfect the platform’s terms and moderation mechanisms are.

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