I’m going to get a little personal real quick. I received news recently that my grandma had gotten her first COVID-19 vaccination and I’m over the moon. My grandpa, on the other hand, has succumbed to Facebook nonsense that has discouraged him from registering for the vaccine—and nobody around him can talk him out of it.
It’s not that I blame Facebook for my grandfather’s stubborn mind. He’s always been a fan of social media but he’s always had a knack for believing the most outlandish things spread on the internet. And he’s definitely not the only one on this earth who’s like this.
False claims about COVID-19 and vaccines have spread so much so fast that the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) and Facebook Malaysia are launching a series of new initiatives to combat it. The initiatives include a three-pronged approach—listed below. headtopics.com
Tackling misinformationdigital campaignwith Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to help people detect and minimise the spread of health misinformation in their communitiesFB In Feed reminder messages that aim to bust myths around COVID-19 focused on side effects of vaccination and will feature generic tips around “mask wearing”, “safe-distancing” and will direct users to the country COVID-19 Information Centre
Connecting People to Accurate and Authoritative InformationContinue to connect over 2 billion people in Malaysia to resources from health authorities through our COVID-19 Information Center and pop-ups on Facebook and Instagram with over 600 million people clicking through to learn more
Begin connecting people on Facebook to local resources in Malaysia with information on who is eligible for a vaccine and how to get an appointment, starting this week Read more: SoyaCincau »
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