Facebook faces Anti-Vaccination groups that are now hiding under several code names including "dance parties," which can sometimes be undetected as they use indiscernible context. COVID-19 misinformation is still widespread in different social media platforms, and they face a hard time from the government for strict implementation.
The country is still divided from getting vaccinated, people still avoid the immunization shot that could prevent getting infected with a serious case against COVID-19. Facebook's efforts against anti-vaxxers were apparent since 2020, but it seems that this is not enough.
Facebook Anti-Vaccine Groups Use Codes
Facebook's Anti-Vaccine Groups have been flying under the radar by using "code names" on hiding their existence in the group. This effort was made to avoid getting detected by the social media company and has made shutting them down harder for the platform.
According to NBC News, this clever tactic has been apparent for several anti-vaccination groups in the social media platform, and it has eluded Facebook for quite some time now. "Dance parties" are one among the many, as it is somehow referred to as "Dinner Party."
The code name for vaccinated people is "swimmers" and vaccination is "joining the swim club."
The social media company has strengthened its campaign against COVID-19 and Vaccine Misinformation with its "COVID-19 Information Center." This can be found on tabs and the big blue has been updating it, as well as coordinating with the country's health agencies to supplement its content.
Misinformation against COVID-19, vaccines, and several information, in general, has been rampant on Facebook, and they face a hard time in removing them. This caused Facebook to be one of the focus of the government to give a hard time in implementing a "clean up" against fake news on their platform.
The misinformation found on Facebook would face several stages of review before it could either get reinstated to the post or banned off the platform.
COVID-19 Vaccination Misinformation
A lot of people are still looking into vaccination misinformation amidst this COVID-19 crisis, as they too are believers in what they are preaching. While Facebook is not the only target of fake news, they are one of the most prolific sites that have the most content with regards to maligning the people.
The country's struggle to vaccinate people reflects on the social media companies' hardship in removing vaccination and misinformation on its platform.
Social media is a powerful tool to disseminate and distribute information to people, with some being used for the wrong reasons.
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Written by Isaiah Richard