Facebook has officially partnered with an organization known to push Chinese propaganda to end online skepticism about COVID-19 vaccines.
Facebook and multinational biopharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc. announced that they will team up to work with other companies and organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), which lobbies Chinese propaganda, to research and promote the best way platforms in online can challenge and stop what Facebook calls “vaccine hesitancy.”
Social media giant and Merck “each commit $ 20 million to this multi-year initiative” according to a Facebook Newsroom blog. “Alliance partners include the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the CDC Foundation, Facebook, the MIT Digital Economy Initiative, Merck, the Sabin Vaccine Institute, the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the World Bank and the World Health Organization, ”wrote Facebook chief health officer Kang-Xing Jin.
Changing people’s’ health behavior ‘is at the heart of the initiative:’ While the initial focus of the supported research will be on COVID-19 vaccinations, the Alliance intends to create a global network of health and social media research centers focused on improving health. behavior via online platforms ”, read Merck Press release on the new initiative.
Silicon Valley has made the WHO the gold standard of truth about COVID-19. Still, the WHO has a habit of making some of its own questionable claims about the virus.
WHO tweeted on January 14, 2020 that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus”. However, even WHO’s own chronology of events shows that a case was first reported in Thailand on January 13, 2020.
Facebook’s partnership with the WHO is questionable, but not surprising.
Facebook began recommending information provided by the WHO when the coronavirus began to become an issue of national importance. The platform recommended the WHO information to users who used to interact with content that the platform considered to be disinformation. “These posts will connect people to the COVID-19 myths debunked by the WHO, including those we removed from our platform for causing imminent physical damage.”
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