Facebook working to stop spread of anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook says it will take a strong stance on anti-vaccine posts made on social media.

The social media site will take several different approaches to limit information presented by anti-vax groups.

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They say they are focusing on posts that provide misinformation.

Those posts won't be taken down but they won't show up as recommendations from Facebook.

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Public health officials say social media is a big factor in spreading false information.
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