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Facebook News Feed Tweaks Tackle ‘Low-Quality’ Content (Again)

The Click-Gap metric aims to stop fake news from spreading in the News Feed, while a new Group Quality feature will penalize groups sharing misinformation. Facebook is also expanding its fact-checking partnerships and providing more transparency in its community standards. Source: Facebook News Feed Tweaks Tackle ‘Low-Quality’ Content (Again)

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Facebook announces sweeping changes to its anti-misinformation policies – Poynter

Facebook is starting the second quarter of the fiscal year by rolling out changes to the way it combats misinformation on its platform. In a nearly 2,000-word blog post sent to Poynter on Wednesday… Source: Facebook announces sweeping changes to its anti-misinformation policies – Poynter

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Column: I had measles as a kid. Why would you take that risk? – Barrington Courier-Review

Columnist Randy Blaser recalls his childhood bout of measles. Source: Column: I had measles as a kid. Why would you take that risk? – Barrington Courier-Review

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Anti-vaxxers cost the country billions a year

What is the cost of the anti-vaccination movement to the country? Studies show that the number reaches the billions. Source: Anti-vaxxers cost the country billions a year

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I Was an Anti-Vaxxer—Until My 13-Year-Old Daughter Asked Me to Vaccinate Her – Mother Jones

Getting the flu shot is now a family outing Source: I Was an Anti-Vaxxer—Until My 13-Year-Old Daughter Asked Me to Vaccinate Her – Mother Jones

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Responding to a Measles Outbreak, NYC Mayor Orders Mandatory Vaccinations in Some Neighborhoods

On Tuesday morning, responding to a growing and serious measles outbreak in largely Haredi Jewish areas of Brooklyn, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency. He also ordered all unvaccinated individuals in those neighborhoods to receive a measles vaccine, saying in a press conference, “This is the epicenter of a […]

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New York’s Vaccine Order Shows How Health Laws Are Failing Us | WIRED

The threat of bigger measles outbreaks is turning the political tides, making public health officials more willing to take draconian steps. Source: New York’s Vaccine Order Shows How Health Laws Are Failing Us | WIRED