Meta Lifts COVID-19 Misinformation Restrictions in Some Countries
Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, has announced that it is rolling back COVID-19 misinformation rules in countries where the pandemic is no longer considered a national emergency. The policy change will primarily affect the United States and certain other territories.
Last year, Meta sought the opinion of its Oversight Board regarding the evolving nature of the pandemic and its impact on misinformation policies. In April, the Oversight Board recommended that Meta continue removing false claims about COVID-19 that pose a direct risk of physical harm. The board also urged the company to reevaluate the types of pandemic-related claims that are subject to removal.