Inaccurate posts about the health in Facebook popular sites meduchrezhdenijj Dragun | 20.08.2020
10 most popular accounts with false information about the health of viewed times four times more than the websites of the 10 leading medical institutions.
This year, the misleading content, health-related, increased by 3.8 billion views. Misinformation reached a peak during the pandemic COVID-19.
Websites of 10 leading medical institutions in four times inferior to the popularity of the pages about health on Facebook. That is, the information of the world health organization and other medical institutions
less popular than unreliable with posts kolomeisky sites of unknown authorship.
Recently, Facebook focused at eliminating false information about an imminent second wave of the coronavirus.
From April to June the social network has applied warning stickers to 98 million posts with misinformation about COVID-19, and 7 million posts deleted. Two billion people have been redirected to
sites of health authorities.
The main problem is that the algorithms Facebook to sabotage these efforts. They contribute to the spread of misinformation by the users and pose a serious threat to human health. People
put likes and share links to posts with misinformation, and the algorithms of the social network derive these posts to the top. In fact, Facebook is struggling with algorithms that led the social network to success.