Facebook is currently fighting against misinformation, especially against fake posts about the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, the social media giant decides to change users' profiles if they will violate its rules and regulations. 

Facebook Warns the Public It'll Remove Their Profiles if Violate Its Rules: What is Happening?
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The tech giant company confirmed that it will do this even without the consent of its users. Facebook's latest move is a part of its efforts to prevent COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. 

Previously various sources confirmed that some people are creating their own profile frames that convey messages against COVID-19 vaccines. Some of these have the following messages: 

  • "I TRUST MY IMMUNE SYSTEM! #NOTASHOT" 
  • "I HAVE AN IMMUNE SYSTEM! #MedicalFreedom" 
  • "My body My choice" 

"Over the course of the pandemic, we have removed more than 16 million pieces of this content from our apps for breaking our rules on COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation," said the social media giant. 

Why Facebook Wants to Change Violators' Profiles? 

According to The Sun's latest report, the social media giant confirmed that it will remove all the posts with false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Aside from this, Facebook also said that it will also reduce any post that still discourages people from getting vaccinated. 

Facebook Warns the Public It'll Remove Their Profiles if Violate Its Rules: What is Happening?
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In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is reflected in the eye of a man on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.

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The giant tech firm further explained that it is now reducing these posts' distribution on the giant social media platform. On the other hand, Facebook also confirms that it will remove false posts and discouraging content on Facebook and Instagram. 

"In countries where vaccines are available to most of the population, like the US and the UK, we ramped up our efforts to show people when their friends and neighbors share their support for vaccines through profile frames and stickers" added the company. 

Facebook's Other Plans 

Aside from forcibly removing user profiles, Facebook also announced that it wants other companies to use its Oversight Board. Yahoo Finance reported that the social media giant created it to help solve its most difficult content moderation decisions. 

On the other hand, Facebook's new Oversight Board is also expected to benefit some of its partner companies in the future. You can click this link to view more details. 

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