CBS News: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds

CBS News: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds . “Russian Twitter trolls have attempted to fuel the anti-vaccination debate in the U.S., posting about the issue far more than the average Twitter user last year, a study out of George Washington University has found. The ‘sophisticated’ bots shared opinions from both sides of the anti-vaxxer debate, which took the U.S. by storm and prompted tech companies to crack down on the spread of misinformation surrounding vaccinations.”

Poynter: Twitter has finally gone after anti-vaccine misinformation. But the results are inconsistent.

Poynter: Twitter has finally gone after anti-vaccine misinformation. But the results are inconsistent.. “Following Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, Twitter is the latest tech company to prioritize countering vaccine misinformation. But its efforts reveal inconsistencies across different countries and languages — inconsistencies that tend to pervade other companies in Silicon Valley as well.”

Twitter Blog: Helping you find reliable public health information on Twitter

Twitter Blog: Helping you find reliable public health information on Twitter. “We’re committed to protecting the health of the public conversation on Twitter — ensuring individuals can find information from authoritative sources is a key part of that mission. We recently launched a new tool so when someone searches for certain keywords associated with vaccines, a prompt will direct individuals to a credible public health resource.”

Ubergizmo: Instagram To Block Hashtags That Spread Anti-Vaccination Misinformation

Ubergizmo: Instagram To Block Hashtags That Spread Anti-Vaccination Misinformation. “Not long after taking some much-needed steps to prevent the flow of anti-vaccination misinformation on Facebook, the company is now putting similar measures in place for Instagram, the popular photo-sharing network that it owns. According to the company, Instagram will now hide search results for hashtags that consistently provide false information about vaccines.”

Science Daily: New analysis predicts top U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks

Science Daily: New analysis predicts top U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks. “A new analysis identified 25 United States counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. The analysis combined international air travel volume, non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, population data and reported measles outbreak information.”