Facebook on Wednesday said it’ll be “sharing messages across Facebook in both English and Spanish” about the US Food and Drug Administration’s. On Monday, Pfizer’s vaccine became the first to win full approval by the FDA.
“This is part of our ongoing efforts to connect people with reliable information,” Facebook said in a tweet. “We’ve also updated our policies to remove claims that ‘there are no FDA-approved vaccines’ and ‘the Pfizer vaccine is not FDA-approved.’ We’ll continue to look for and take action against new claims that are no longer accurate given the FDA’s announcement.”
Facebook, which saw a launched a section in its COVID-19 Information Center last year called Facts about COVID-19 to debunk , such as the . And last July, it began and other preventative measures on its platform and on Instagram, which it owns.as people spent more time indoors, has been on . Last March, the social network at the top of its news feed to direct users to authoritative information about the virus. It also also
The company also said last week that Facebook and Instagrambetween the start of the pandemic and June. Earlier this year, the company said it had between October and December 2020, and that it had more than 35,000 people taking down misinformation on its platforms.