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ABC Officially Renews Grey’s Station and Anatomy 19 Spin-Off

The long-running and extremely popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has officially been renewed for its 18th season. Grey’s Anatomy will get a brand new season, with its Station 19 spin-off also being renewed for a 5th season. It’s unclear whether or not the upcoming 18th season of Grey’s Anatomy will be its last, but the future of the show is certainly up in the air. Krista Vernoff will return as executive producer and showrunner on both shows, with ABC Signature producing.  RELATED: Jesse Williams to Exit Grey’s Anatomy After 12 Seasons“Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy have done an incredible job of honoring real-life heroes by giving audiences an unflinching look at one of the biggest medical stories of our time,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment (via Deadline). “Krista and her team of writers have continued to deliver the compelling and compassionate storytelling that is a hallmark of these shows, and created some of the year’s most-talked-about moments in television. We’re so grateful to our talented casts and crews for their extraordinary work that connects with viewers everywhere, and we look forward to sharing even more defining moments with our fans next season.”Grey’s Anatomy is a high-intensity medical drama following Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial, who are faced with life-or-death decisions daily. They seek comfort from one another and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.RELATED: Next Grey’s Anatomy Season Will Tackle COVID-19 PandemicThe series currently stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, and James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber, who are the remaining ones left from the original main cast from the first episode of the series. It also stars Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, and Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce.
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    Facebook will no recommend health groups

    Facebook logo sometimes appears displayed on phone screen in this illustration photo used Poland on July 23, 2020. Messenger, produced by Facebook, has introduced feature called Rooms which allows group video chats. Video meeting apps gained popularity through the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Facebook says that groups focused on health-related topics are longer permitted come in recommendations no. The update is area of the company’s latest effort to fight misinformation.

    “To prioritize connecting people who have accurate health information, we have been starting to no more show health groups in recommendations,” Facebook writes in a statement. Facebook notes that users it’s still able to seek out these combined groups and invite others to become listed on them, but these groups will no come in suggestions longer.

    Facebook groups, ones that dabble in health-related topics especially, have been difficult for the business long. Groups focused on anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, for instance, are also associated with QAnon and COVID-19 disinformation – often by the company’s own algorithmic suggestions. Mark Zuckerberg recently said the ongoing company won’t remove anti-vaccine posts just how it can with COVID-19 misinformation.

    Speaking of QAnon, Facebook says it’s taking yet another step to help keep groups linked to the conspiracy theory from spreading by “reducing their content in News Feed.” The business removed a huge selection of groups linked to the movement previously, but hasn’t rooted out its presence entirely.

    In case a group's only admin leaves, the ongoing company will suggest the role for some group members. If no-one accepts, the ongoing company will archive the group once and for all.

    Finally, Facebook will archive groups that no more have a dynamic admin now. “In the coming weeks, we’ll begin archiving groups which have been lacking any admin for a few right time,” Facebook writes. Later on, the ongoing company will recommend admin roles to members of groups without one before archiving.

    Facebook notes that it penalizes groups that repeatedly share false claims which are debunked by its fact checkers and that it’s removed greater than a million groups within the last year for repeat offenses or elsewhere breaking its rules.

    But critics have long said that Facebook doesn’t do enough to police groups on its platform, which were associated with disinformation, threats and harassment of violence. The business came under fire last month after it didn’t remove a Wisconsin militia group that organized an armed reaction to protests in Kenosha before day following a deadly shooting. And several Facebook groups have already been credited with hampering the emergency reaction to devastating wildfires in Oregon after spreading baseless conspiracy theories about how exactly the fires were started. Facebook eventually began removing these claims after emergency responders begged visitors to stop sharing the rumors.

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