Earlier today I said "Big tech companies need to publicly commit to protect the world from dangerous health misinformation"
BBC has since reported further on this news story, where Mark Zuckerberg 'has told the BBC that it had and would remove any content likely to result in "immediate and imminent harm" to users.'
"Even if something isn't going to lead to imminent physical harm, we don't want misinformation to be the content that is going viral," he said...
Comment (NPW): This is interesting and suggests a public comment from Facebook to protect the world from dangerous health misinformation (not just now but as a long-term mission to support global health) is actually closer than we might think. Can anyone help with next steps? Perhaps you have a contact at Facebook whom we could talk to?
Best wishes, Neil
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