Facebook says that it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the Covid-19 vaccines and will soon label all posts about the vaccines.
Facebook says it is also launching a tool in the United States to offer information on where to access COVID-19 vaccines.
It will also add a COVID-19 information area to its photo-sharing site Instagram.
This comes as Facebook Inc faces criticism allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms.
Facebook Incorporated, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, says that its move to discuss the safety of Covid shots is aimed at ending the spread of misinformation about the vaccines.
The social media company says false claims and conspiracies about the coronavirus vaccines have increased on social media platforms, with some countries halting the use of the vaccines.
Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox says the company will be sharing authoritative information in a helpful way to help the health experts in the fight against Covid-19.
He said, “there is a huge gray area of people who have concerns, some of which some people would call misinformation and some of which other people would call doubt.”
He added, “The best thing to do in that huge gray area is just to show up with authoritative information in a helpful way, be a part of the conversation and do it with health experts.”
Countries such as Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, Iceland and Thailand have halted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, citing reports of unusual blood clotting.