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Facebook to tackle content with misleading health claims

Written by: | no-reply@reuters.com | Dated: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

 

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was taking steps to reduce promotion of products based on misleading health-related claims.

In a blog post here, Facebook said it had made two updates last month to reduce posts with exaggerated or sensational health claims.

“We know that people don’t like posts that are sensational or spammy, and misleading health content is particularly bad for our community,” Facebook product manager Travis Yeh said.

The update will not have a major impact on users’ news feed.

The Wall Street Journal had earlier report here that Facebook and YouTube were filled with “harmful information” about health treatments.

 

Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva

 

Reuters source:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-health/facebook-to-tackle-content-with-misleading-health-claims-idUSKCN1TX1YC

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