Facebook Starts Initiative to Slow Spread of Bogus Health Claims

Facebook has started a new initiative to slow the spread of bogus health claims.

New rules will apply to posts like miracle cures, magic weight loss pills and anti-vaccine arguments “based on unsound health claims.”

Rather than just removing sensational health posts, Facebook will change the way they’re ranked in news feeds

It’s similar to what Facebook does to limit the influence of clickbait posted by publishers.

Facebook announced in March that it was working to reduce the amount of anti-vax content on its platforms.