CNN: Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown

CNN: Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown . “Facebook on Thursday morning continued to recommend content in the search bar that linked vaccinations with autism, a CNN Business review showed. When searching for ‘vaccines’ using the search tool, results included ‘vaccines and autism’ and ‘vaccinesrevealed.’ When clicked, the suggestions in the drop-down menu returned results for Facebook pages that spread vaccine misinformation.”

Poynter: Is expert crowdsourcing the solution to health misinformation?

Poynter: Is expert crowdsourcing the solution to health misinformation?. “When HealthNewsReview.org announced it was shutting down in December, it went mostly unnoticed. Almost nobody tweeted about the closure of the outlet, which had been debunking bogus health claims for 13 years. An email to the IFCN listserv highlighting HealthNewsReview’s demise got no responses. And the move went uncovered by most major media outlets.”