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Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles

Anti-vaxx memes are thriving on Instagram

While Facebook introduced a policy aimed at combatting vaccine misinformation on its platforms, anti-vax memes continue to thrive on Instagram.
YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki

YouTube reportedly ignored employee warnings of ‘bad virality’ in exchange for massive growth

According to a Bloomberg report, YouTube executives ignored employee warnings and shelved product changes that could have curbed the spread of toxic videos on its site.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook takes down 2,632 pages, groups, and accounts in its seemingly endless war on misinformation

Facebook identified three distinct operations originating in Russia, Iran, and Kosovo and Macedonia.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

YouTube has started showing fact-check cards debunking conspiracy theories and hoaxes

The feature is only available to a select number of Indian users at the moment, but YouTube says it will eventually be rolled out globally.

Facebook is thinking about removing anti-vaccination content as backlash intensifies over the spread of misinformation on the social network

Facebook said, in reaction to backlash over the spread of disinformation, that it may begin to remove or reduce posts containing anti-vaccine rhetoric.
Half of new parents surveyed had seen negative messages about vaccination on social media.

50% of parents of young children are more exposed to anti-vaxx messages on social media, report finds

A Guardian report pointed to the fact that some anti-vaxxers target parents with paid-for ads.
WhatsApp is limiting the amount of times you can forward a message.

WhatsApp will only let people forward messages 5 times to fight fake news

WhatsApp's vice president for policy and communications Victoria Grand announced the change in Jakarta on Monday.
Greylock Partners VC Reid Hoffman issued a statement Wednesday.

Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman apologizes after $750,000 campaign donation linked to misinformation in Alabama senate race

Reid Hoffman reportedly donated thousands to American Engagement Technologies, which allegedly targeted Republican Roy Moore.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

‘They threw us under the bus at every opportunity’: Facebook fact-checkers say its mission to weed out fake news was a PR stunt

Some fact-checkers expressed dismay at the news that Facebook hired the Republican-linked PR firm Definers to smear prominent critic George Soros

Google follows Facebook’s lead and removes 39 YouTube channels linked to Iran

Google has joined Facebook in removing YouTube channels suspected of being part of an effort by Iran to spread disinformation — an effort that the channel's proprietors tried to disguise.