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Facebook fails to block anti-vaccine misinformation, blocks pro-vaccine information instead

Facebook pledged to block anti-vaccine information. Their algorithm is doing the opposite by failing to block anti-vaccine ads and instead blocking nearly ten different ads promoting vaccination.

Austin Fierro, Online Editor

November 20, 2019

This past March, Facebook pledged to block anti-vaccine misinformation on their site. Now, Facebook’s plan to block ads has been underperforming, and in some cases has even blocked the wrong content. “Leading global health organizations...have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes. If ...

Flu shot necessary to keep everyone healthy

Junior Abby Lee goes to get her yearly flu shot at her local CVS pharmacy. Flu shots are recommended to get at the start of the flu season, but can still be received until the end of theflu season.

Pony Express Staff

December 5, 2018

Some say they are toxic, that they make people sick and are unsafe for people to get. Others say they are necessary and help keep individuals healthy. So what do flu shots really do for us? Flu shots are a necessary vaccine, and for those who can get one should receive every year. They keep the pop...

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