Facebook to require COVID-19 vaccines

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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. Facebook’s recommendation algorithm amplifies military propaganda and other material that breaches the company’s own policies in Myanmar even though the social media giant says it’s treating the situation there as an emergency following February’s military coup, a new report by the rights group Global Witness has found.
A month after the military seized power in Myanmar and imprisoned elected leaders, Facebook’s algorithms were still prompting users to view and “like” pro-military pages with posts that incited and threatened violence, pushed misinformation that could lead to physical harm, praised the military and glorified its abuses, Global Witness said in the report, published late Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

MENLO PARK, Calif. (KRON) – Facebook employees returning to U.S. campuses will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Facebook Vice President Lori Goler.

Goler continued in a statement posted to Twitter that the company will work with people who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons.

Earlier Wednesday, Google announced it was delaying a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are reopened in an attempt to fight the spreading Delta variant.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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