Facebook to introduce devoted section to debunk coronavirus myths

Facebook to introduce devoted section to debunk coronavirus myths
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Facebook has introduced that it’ll launch ‘Facts About Covid-19’ — a devoted section — on its social media platform subsequent week to restrict the outspread of misinformation concerning the pandemic. The section is prone to be launched on Tuesday.
It will debunk frequent myths which were recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO) similar to consuming bleach will stop the coronavirus or that taking hydroxychloroquine can stop Covid-19. “This week we’re launching a devoted section of the Covid-19 Information Center known as Facts about Covid-19,” the corporate stated in a press release
“This is the most recent step in our ongoing work to battle misinformation concerning the pandemic,” they added.
To assist preserve everybody secure and knowledgeable, the corporate is placing alerts on the high of the Facebook app and Instagram to remind people to put on masks.
“We have linked over two billion people to assets from health authorities via our Covid-19 Information Centre and pop-ups on Facebook and Instagram with over 600 million people clicking through to study more,” the corporate informed.
Since January, people have raised over $100 million for Covid-19 associated fundraisers on Facebook and Instagram, they stated.
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has slammed the Donald Trump administration for the way it has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the Facebook CEO, the US response to the illness has been much less efficient when in comparison with even many developing nations.
[Attribution Business Standard.]

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