Pinterest said in a statement: "We're taking this approach because we believe that showing vaccine misinformation
alongside resources from public health experts isn't responsible.
Further rapid advances in digital technologies will also ensure that misinformation
arrives in unexpected formats and with varying levels of sophistication.
The announcement of Facebook's latest move against medical misinformation
comes a week after The Washington Post reported on the popular, private Facebook groups where hundreds of thousands of cancer patients and their families seek natural alternatives to medical treatment.
Moreover, emerging challenges combine complacency and scepticism on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, which is fuelled by deliberate misinformation
proliferating online further threatening gains made so far.
Online platforms have been walking a fine line, working to root out misinformation
and manipulation efforts while keeping open to free speech.
Rumours and misinformation
could easily overwhelm legitimate news channels, as people share tweets, images and videos.
The VACCINES Act would direct the CDC to award competitive grants to public or private entities to carry out a national, evidence-based campaign to combat misinformation
about vaccines and disseminate scientific vaccine-related information.
"But when we're talking about political discourse and misinformation
around that, we think the right approach is to let people make an informed choice," she added.
Under the proposed amendment, the government will be able to punish individuals or media outlets for publishing rumors or misinformation
about nuclear incidents harmful to the public or others with a fine of up to NT$ 1 million (US$32,185) or a prison term under three years.
ISLAMABAD -- Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, have started deleting and blocking material spreading misinformation
regarding polio vaccines in Pakistan because of which the nationwide drive has suffered countless losses.
The second major announcement will help the company curb misinformation
on the platform.
The ban was imposed as social media was used to spread misinformation
and promote hate following the Easter Sunday attacks.