Zuckerberg mentioned Fb will show “authoritative” info on Covid-19 vaccines

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, testifies before the House’s Energy and Trade Committee at the Rayburn House office building on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday the social media company plans to provide users with authoritative information about the Covid-19 vaccines under development.

Facebook has already reached out to the new Biden administration to help respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, Zuckerberg said.

“There will be a couple of important things we can do together,” he said. “We are already planning to disseminate significant information about the vaccines.”

Zuckerberg did not provide additional information about how the company plans to distribute this information to users. The company also didn’t add anything when reached for comment.

Although Zuckerberg said in May that social media companies shouldn’t be the umpires of the truth, Facebook has actually taken many steps to provide accurate information and debunk myths and falsehoods over the course of 2020.

In March, the company launched a Covid-19 information hub. In August, the company did the same with an election information center for the 2020 US elections, and in September Facebook announced it was opening a center with information on climate change.

The company also announced new guidelines in September to limit the spread of health advice groups, and in October it announced a new policy banning ads that discourage people from getting vaccines.

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