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Facebook Takes a Strong, Bold Step to Curb Rumors About Coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020

Facebook Takes a Strong, Bold Step to Curb Rumors About Coronavirus
Facebook has now introduced a new tool in this regard, following the WhatsApp announcement to curb the spread of coronavirus rumors and spreading credible information to consumers.

Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Coronavirus Information Center is being introduced at the top of consumer newsfeed by Facebook to prevent COVID-19 (Pandemic Coronavirus).

This new information center is a new feature of Facebook, which aims to minimize the spread of misinformation while providing useful information about the virus to governments and medical researchers.

Mark Zuckerberg said:

"Our top priority is to make sure that reliable information is reached and people will be helped through authentic sources."

The information center will be updated in real-time, while new information and suggestions will be provided from other official sources, including the World Health Organization.

Prior to Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft also vowed to prevent rumors about the Coronavirus earlier this week.

Mark Zuckerberg said:

"We have seen rumors, which are encouraging sick people not to cure or save people around them, we have seen in a rumor that sick people drink bleach, It is very dangerous, it can cause immediate damage".
He said that the immediate focus of this new information center is to inform and advise consumers to ensure social distance according to government advice.

Earlier, the WhatsApp introduced the WhatsApp Coronavirus patch on its website to bring more people the authentic information about the Coronavirus, where people receive accurate information about the rapidly spreading epidemic worldwide. Access has been ensured.

The coronavirus information feature introduced by the WhatsApp has been presented not only with the support of global healthcare organizations but also to ensure the delivery of accurate information in this feature, the messaging application has launched a number of fact-checker organizations. Has also worked with.

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