Facebook: Commit to Removing Posts with Medical Misinformation

Target: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Goal: Commit to removing all posts with medical misinformation from Facebook.

Medical misinformation is currently permitted on Facebook, with deadly results. In February of this year, the 4-year-old son of a Colorado woman died of the flu. Although she had taken her son to a doctor, who prescribed Tamiflu, the woman was part of an anti-vaxxer Facebook group that encouraged her to try other holistic treatment methods that had been debunked by medical professionals.

In anticipation of the disbursal of the COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook has announced that they will remove posts that contain claims about the vaccine that have been proven wrong by public health experts. The social media giant has been attempting to combat misinformation about the coronavirus as false claims run rampant. Facebook is going to rely on the expertise of the World Health Organization, the United States Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to combat false claims. In a blog post, Facebook said: “This is another way that we are applying our policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could lead to imminent physical harm. This could include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients, or side effects of the vaccines.”

Sign this petition to urge Facebook to take this stance and perpetuate the truth for all medical information, not just the COVID-19 virus.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

People turn to Facebook for all things, including medical information and perspective. However, it goes without saying that medical professionals and public health officials know far more than the general public. Their information and their voices have to be lifted up in order to prevent imminent health and safety risks to others. In order to do this, misinformation should be labelled or taken down.

You recently announced that Facebook would be taking down posts that blatantly spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. I urge you to do the same for all medical information.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Zuckerberg and Facebook are in for a very RUDE AWAKENING in the near future! Stay tuned!

  2. SUCKERBURG IS AS CORRUPT AS THEY COME. HE, DORSEY AND GOOGLE ALL SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR ELECTION INTERFERENCE, FRAUD AND A BUNCH OF OTHER CHARGES; BUNCH OF QUEERS!

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