Washington Post has recently reported that a small group of users is driving
many discussions that may show doubt or discouragement about taking the vaccine.
It has been found through Facebook research.
WHO has reported that vaccine hesitancy can derail and delay any progress in the
Covid-19 cases and vaccine preventable diseases.
Facebook has already banned the misleading information and false facts regarding
the Coronavirus earlier before the vaccines were made and information about them
were made public. However, on December it stated that they would remove any
false claims regarding Covid-19 vaccine and would notify users if they had
engaged in any post calming or citing about the vaccines.
But there is a gray area that The Post have found wherein anyone who mentions
about their symptoms after receiving the vaccine on Facebook, it could provide a
hindsight about the vaccines but on the other hand it makes other users wary
about taking the vaccine.
The pattern in which this appears does not run against the Facebook guidelines
making it harder to detect and understand the overlapping phenomenon which helps
spread of misinformation about the vaccine persistent.
Dain Lever, Facebook’s spoke person has emailed The Verge that they have
partnered with more than 60 official health organizations to understand and
study this trend and come up with appropriate guidelines so that it can refine
?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,? she said.
?This ongoing work will help to inform our efforts.? – Dani Lever, The Verge