Like Measles outbreaks in the United States Other countries continue to deteriorate, twitter Is to introduce new search tools designed to help users find reliable vaccine resources. It will also stop search terms with automatic suggestions that mislead users about vaccines.
in a Blog post, Wrote vice president of Twitter for security and safety Dell Harvey "at twitter, We understand the importance of vaccines in preventing disease and disease and recognize the role that Twitter plays in disseminating important public health information. We believe it is important to help people find reliable information that promotes their health and well-being. "
When users search for vaccine-related keywords, they will see a claim for resources from their Twitter information partners. In the United States, that is Vaccines.gov, A website by the Ministry of Health and Human Services. A tweet will also appear from a Twitter partner.
In addition to the United States, the vaccine information tools will also appear on iOS and Android apps on Twitter and their mobile sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Latin American-speaking countries.
Harvey wrote that the Twitter vaccine information tools are similar to those found in it Launched for suicide and self-harm last year. The company plans to launch similar features for other public health issues in the coming months, she added.
Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said measles cases in the United States had risen to 839. Cases have been reported in 23 states this year, with a majority – or nearly 700 – in New York.
Social networking platforms have been criticized for not doing more to prevent the spread of misinformation about vaccines, and as measles has escalated, measures have been taken. For example, YouTube announced earlier this year as well Demonizing all anti-Vaccine videos, While Facebook started Reduce the anti-pollen content on its News Feed site and hide it on Instagram.