A review by an online watchdog has found anti-vaxx activity increased by 300 per cent throughout the pandemic.
Reset Australia works to raise awareness and advocate for policy to combat digital threats.
The organisation has studied anti-vaxx groups on Facebook and found the significant increase in mis-information which is driving vaccine hesitancy.
Reset Australia’s Executive Director, Chris Cooper says Facebook algorithms help amplify misinformation.
Associate Professor Margie Danchin from the University of Melbourne’s Department of General Medicine says conspiracy theories look attractive and exciting to people.
According to the ABC, Facebook has released a statement saying they have removed more than 16 million pieces of COVID 19 misinformation and have added warning labels to another 167 million.