Facebook has introduced that it’s going to launch ‘Facts About Covid-19’— a devoted section—-on its social media platform subsequent week to restrict the unfold of misinformation concerning the pandemic. The part is more likely to be launched on Tuesday.
It will debunk widespread myths which have been recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO) similar to consuming bleach will forestall the coronavirus or that taking hydroxychloroquine can forestall COVID-19.
“This week we are launching a dedicated section of the Covid-19 Information Center called Facts about Covid-19,” the corporate stated in a press release “This is the latest step in our ongoing work to fight misinformation about the pandemic,” they added.
To assist hold everybody protected and knowledgeable, the corporate is placing alerts on the high of the Facebook app and Instagram to remind folks to put on masks.
“We have connected over two billion people to resources from health authorities through our Covid-19 Information Centre and pop-ups on Facebook and Instagram with over 600 million people clicking through to learn more,” the corporate knowledgeable.
Since January, folks 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 in which 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 creating international locations. IANS