Anti-vaccine Conspiracies are Still Getting Engagement on Facebook Despite Being Fact-Checked as False | Poynter

By Daniel Funke
February 25, 2019

As Facebook faces rising pressure to remove anti-vaccine conspiracy theories from its recommendations, antivaxxer hoaxes are still getting plenty of engagement on the platform.

Over the weekend, the Agence France-Presse debunked a fake news story that claimed an American court had found a link between the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine and autism. The hoax was a copy of one that (Poynter-owned) PolitiFact rated “Pants-on-Fire” last week — except it was translated into French.


Source: Anti-vaccine conspiracies are still getting engagement on Facebook — despite being fact-checked as false – Poynter

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