Facebook takes down 31 pages spreading false propaganda in opposition to Polio vaccine .

On the request of Government of Pakistan, Facebook has blocked 31 pages which have been circulating false data in opposition to the polio vaccine. Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication Babar Bin Atta expressed his dedication to hostilities towards all people who tries to quit the government from ending polio in the country.

As phase of a new wave in opposition to the Polio vaccine, some ill-minded human beings took over social media to begin the propaganda towards the vaccines. The marketing campaign was precipitated by means of the loss of life of a one-year old woman who allegedly died due to the Polio vaccine. The allegations were later proved wrong with autopsy report as the cause of death used to be a peanut which acquired stuck in her throat.

In May, the authorities requested Facebook to take motion towards an equipped marketing campaign which is countering polio vaccine on unconfirmed and vague information. Facebook has started blocking off accounts and pages to forestall from using their platform against Polio vaccine.

Whether a non secular trust comes in the way or health-related worries emerge out, there has always been hurdles for Polio vaccine marketing campaign in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the two nations where Polio is no longer ending and the world is very a good deal challenge about the motion taken by using the government.

Pakistan is beneath tour restrict imposed through the World Health Organization given that 2014, due to the fact of which every Pakistani citizen has to maintain polio vaccination certificates to fly abroad.

Meanwhile, the Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, has shown personal activity in the development of polio eradication movement in Pakistan. He lately made a smartphone call to Prime Minister Imran Khan to increase subject on the recent enlarge in the cases of Polio. He also desired to meet Imran Khan in the upcoming United Nation General meeting subsequent month.

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