Facebook is finally moving towards something positive to make people focus more on realistic and real content than on miraculous things. One of the most popular social networking sites has announced the reduction and abandonment of material that causes miracle cures related to health problems. This is because the site was criticized for allowing the dissemination of such content that diverts people. Even YouTube is also struggling to degrade the material that is cheating the audience.
Both Facebook and YouTube are making efforts not only to work against the remedies, but also to work hard to avoid content that promotes controversies and doubtful doubts, such as that the Moon landings were false, that the Earth is flat and else. Complaints were received against content such as home remedies to cure cancer or remedies to overcome autism.
Recently, Facebook took a step and cut the revenue from online ads that represent unacceptable facts. He responded to the Wall Street Journal's research on the popularity of fake cancer treatments.
Facebook's product manager, Travis Yeh, confirmed that the sensational or false health content should be degraded, as they influence the importance of the original and legitimate health material available on the site. False remedies are diverting people's attention to real solutions to their health problems.
In addition, he explains that two classification updates were made last month to reduce overvalued remedies. The scope of the sale and purchase of said products and services will also be reduced. The products or services include pills to lose weight or pills to treat cancer, etc.
In addition to these, Yeh also says that Facebook should have rating changes in the news based on the reactions of the audience and the effect of deceptive material on the behaviors. Classification is necessary to degrade information that is bad for the community in general.
"Pages should avoid health publications that exaggerate or deceive people and publications that try to sell products through health-related claims." If a page stops publishing this content, its publications will no longer be affected by this change. .
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