Pinterest Searches About Vaccines Will Bring Up Content From Public Health Organizations

(CNN) — Pinterest searches for “measles”, “vaccine safety” and other vaccine-related content will only return results from public health organizations, the social media company announced Wednesday. Last year, Pinterest stopped showing search results related to vaccines in order to the prevent the spread of harmful health misinformation. Searching Pinterest now only shows results from institutions such as the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the WHO-established Vaccine Safety Net. “We’re taking this approach because we believe that showing vaccine misinformation alongside resources from public health experts isn’t responsible,” Ifeoma Ozoma, Pinterest’s public policy and social impact manager said in a statement. “As we continue to tackle health misinformation, we remove it and the accounts that spread it from our service.” A healthy life = an inspired life. We’re now surfacing information from public health experts when you make vaccine-related searches on Pinterest. https://t.co/LBbLrJ5p9m pic.twitter.com/ho6CVLkZyp — Pinterest (@Pinterest) August 28, 2019 No recommendations or comments will appear on Pins in these results and it won’t show ads. The company said the new search experience is available now in English on its website and its mobile apps. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the US Centers for...
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