Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

Friday 10th May 2019 - 19:52

Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

 Instagram says it will block hashtags being used to spread "verifiably false" information about vaccinations.

The social network already blocks hashtags that are themselves false claims, such as #vaccinescauseautism.It says it will now block more general hashtags that are being used to spread lies by so-called anti-vaxxers.

However, several anti-vaccine topics and accounts spreading misinformation and hoaxes are still active on Instagram.