Facebook debuts vaccine pop-up windows to stop the spread of misinformation

(CNN)A new feature is rolling out on Facebook and Instagram to combat the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation. How vaccines stop diseases like measles “We know that parents often turn to social media to access health information and connect with other parents, and it can be difficult to determine what is accurate and who the credible sources of information are,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said in an email on Wednesday. Combating “vaccine myths and misinformation is a shared responsibility and we applaud these efforts,” she said in part. This launch comes at the same time a measles outbreak has hit the United States, reaching more than 1,200 confirmed cases across 31 states since the beginning of the year. Outbreaks have also …