NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 7 about Facebook fighting vaccine information on its platform, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Facebook would remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations. In fact, Facebook won’t remove those groups or pages; instead, they won’t appear in recommendations or predictions when searched for on the site.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Facebook steps up fight against vaccine misinformation
Social media giant Facebook says it is hiding groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations from the search function of its site.