Conspiracy theories concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vaccine developed to combat it, are everywhere. There are people denying its existence, others claiming that the vaccine (which we might eventually get here) will implant you with microchips or alter your DNA and a substantial portion of this misinformation is shared on Facebook.
A vaccine for Facebook stupidity?
Facebook isn’t unaware of this fact, resolving in early 2020 to do something about the large quantities of COVID misinformation making its way onto the social network. Over the months, its content moderation policy has become stricter, to the point where all vaccination-related misinformation previously allowed on Facebook under the guise of ‘free speech’ is now subject to immediate removal.
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