Facebook Investigations

Technology • Internet & Web
Report: Only 111 accounts are responsible for vast amount of anti-vaccination disinformation among US Facebook users
Report: Only 111 accounts are responsible for vast amount of anti-vaccination disinformation among US Facebook users
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According to documents obtained by The Washington Post from an internal investigation at Facebook, 111 users were responsible for half of all anti-vaccination content on the U.S. part of Facebook. Besides, there might be a significant overlap between communities that are sceptical of vaccines and those affiliated with QAnon.

Facebook spokeswoman Dani Lever has stated that "Public health experts have made it clear that tackling vaccine hesitancy is a top priority in the COVID response, which is why we’ve launched a global campaign that has already connected 2 billion people to reliable information from health experts and remove false claims about COVID and vaccines,"

Regional News • Americas • United States
U.S. states are investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plan to sue it next week
U.S. states are investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plan to sue it next week
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A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.