(RockedBuzz) – NEW YORK, Nyc 13 OTT – Facebook announced today that it is launching a new global policy that bans ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated, a trend that is growing in the United States and particularly when many people are looking forward to the arrival of the antidote to the coronavirus.
Until now, the company created by Zuckerberg had a policy against cheating about certain vaccines.
“Now, if an advertisement explicitly discourages someone from receiving a vaccine, we will reject it,” the company’s chief health officer, Kang-Xing Jin, and director of product management Rob Leathern, said in a statement today.
The new ban comes amid a series of policy changes announced by the company to rid its social media of problematic content that it had previously been hesitant to remove.
This includes a ban on Holocaust denialism announced earlier this week, a ban on pages and groups advocating the QAnon conspiracy theory last week, a temporary ban on political ads after the November 3 elections in United States, a ban last month on any advertisement that seeks to delegitimize the results of the US elections.
In addition, they decided to stop the spread of groups on their social network that focus on giving health advice to users. Facebook will continue to allow ads that uphold government policies around vaccines, including the Covid-19 vaccine.
For example, Facebook specified that it will allow ads like those launched by a candidate for state delegate in Virginia in August, who claimed to stop “forced vaccines for coronavirus.
” However, advertisements that explicitly discourage vaccines, among other things, that consider them ineffective or unsafe, will be prohibited.”
“If an advertisement advocating for or against government legislation or policies explicitly discourages a vaccine, it will be rejected,” a spokesperson wrote to CNBC.
“That includes describing vaccines as useless, ineffective, unsafe or unhealthy, describing the diseases for which the vaccines are created as harmless or the ingredients in vaccines as harmful or deadly.”
Facebook reported that it is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF “on public health message campaigns to increase immunization rates.”