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Checking social media for vaccination misinformation: five minutes with . . . Claire Milne

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 28 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2351
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The fact checker talks about working with Facebook to correct posts on vaccination

“In January this year, Full Fact—the UK’s independent fact checking organisation—joined Facebook’s initiative as the first UK checkers. Facebook has been working on this scheme since 2016, with fact checkers from more than 20 countries. We focus on claims that are likely to cause the greatest amount of harm, such as damaging people’s safety or health, or to undermine democratic progress.

“Facebook monitors various signals across the platform—such as disbelief comments under a post or users flagging …

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