Instagram developing 'pop-up' message to crack down on vaccine misinformation

7 May, 2019

From a news article in The Hill. Full text here: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/442318-instagram-considering-a-pop...

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Instagram said it is taking further steps to crack down on the spread of medically inaccurate content by developing a "pop-up" that would appear on content containing vaccine-related misinformation....

The changes come as all of the social media platforms seek to ramp up their content moderation tools to root out misinformation and conspiracy theories, which are often cultivated by extremist online communities.

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