Social media: suicide promotion and anti-vaccine content must be banned, says BMABMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4425 (Published 26 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4425
- Abi Rimmer
The UK government must implement standards to prevent social media from sharing content that promotes self harm or suicide as a way of dealing with mental health problems, doctors have said.
Delegates at the BMA’s annual meeting in Belfast on 26 June voted for a motion saying that these standards should be binding on social media networks.
Doctors at the conference also voted in favour of a motion calling for government standards to compel social media companies to “actively prevent the dispersal of false or misleading information on the effects of …