Facebook, the world’s largest social media site, will soon take aim against anti-vaxe
rs. The company will start by lowering the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vacc
inations in its News Feed and Search options, a representative said Wednesday.
”These Groups and Pages will not be included in recommendations or in predictions when you type into Search,” Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice pres
ident of global policy management, said in a statement. She added that when ads that include misinformation about va
ccinations are found, “we will reject them.” Ad accounts that continue to violate company policies may even be disabled.
Facebook won’t be disabling personal accounts that post misinformation about vaccines, a spokeswoman told CNN on backgrou
nd. General misinformation doesn’t violate the company’s community standards. If something blatantly violates th
e standards, it will be removed, but that will not happen to individual posts containing misinformation.
Bickert said the company is also “exploring ways to share educational informa
tion about vaccines,” possibly by adding educational information to inaccurate posts.
Border inspection agencies across China have seen more th
an 12.5 million entry and exit trips made during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that started Mo
nday, an increase of nearly 11 percent than that of last year, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said Sunday.
Inbound trips exceeded 6.22 million, rising by about 9.5 percent than the figure of 2018, wh
ile outbound trips increased by nearly 12.5 percent to over 6.31 million, according to the NIA.
Over 7.22 million entry and exit trips during the holiday were made by mainland residents for personal p
urposes, including traveling and visiting family members, growing by nearly 16 percent year on year.
Destinations visited most included Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, the Republic of K
orea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the NIA said.
On the evening of July 7, a strange car accident happened in Jiaxing Road Food Street in Leshan District, Sichuan Province. According to
witnesses and surveillance videos, a man threw himself out of the cab while driving a suspected reversal and crushed himself to death.
According to video provided by Mr. Zhou, a white car slowly pulled out of the pavement, and when the vehicle entered the motor lane, it stop
ped for no reason. Then suddenly backed up at a high speed, and a man was thrown out of the cab. Two front wheels ran over his body, causing a lot of bleeding.
Mr. Zhou said that at the time of the accident, another woman tried to stop the car, but was hung to the ground by a high-speed retrograde
vehicle. Fortunately, there was no major obstacle. The woman quickly got up and walked to the man who had been crushed.
After the accident, a large number of citizens gathered around. Wang Qiang, a businessman in the vicinity, with many people, lifted the car
from the man. Wang Qiang said that the man had lost a lot of blood and was unconscious at that time.
Subsequently, emergency personnel and traffic police of Leshan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital rushed to the scene quickly.
According to the information from the hospital, the man, surnamed Lu, was declared dead in An
gu Town, Central District of the city because of his serious injury and was invalid after rescue.
Traffic police said the accident was under further investigation.