Facebook wants to root out COVID misinformation and help 50 million people get vaccinated

Facebook will create a tool to help people find vaccination appointments at local sites and fight misinformation on its platform, according to Mark Zuckerberg. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

For years, Facebook has been a big platform for the anti-vaccination movement, and that’s increased with the arrival of the COVID vaccines. Facebook says it wants to do better now. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a plan on Monday to help 50 million people get vaccinated. He said Facebook will create a tool to help people find vaccination appointments at local sites and fight misinformation on its platform. 

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Rani Molla - Senior Data Reporter for Recode

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Madeleine Brand

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