Facebook is here to fight fake corona virus news

Facebook is here to fight fake corona virus news
The Siliconreview
20 April, 2020

The dark cloud is upon us, on top of that, any news you listen to is about the same. But unfortunately, the information you get on media about corona virus is likely to be fake, just a silly attempt to raise fear in public. Social media is fighting enough to track the fake news and keep the public well –informed. The social media giant, Facebook will start warning users directly about the, misleading information about coronavirus.

Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature in a new Facebook post recently, saying that the red flag notices will appear in users’ News Feeds and direct them to the genuine information provided by the World Health Organization. The feature is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

Facebook is trying to fight the massive amount of wrong information being spread about the disease across its platform, which totals some 2.4 billion monthly users.

These efforts have also been extended to Instagram—that put warnings on 40 million posts last month. This seems to be an effective tool: According to Facebook, users didn’t go onto the original content after seeing these warnings 95% of the time.

“On Facebook and Instagram, we've now directed more than 2 billion people to authoritative health resources via our Covid-19 Information Center and educational pop-ups, with more than 350 million people clicking through to learn more,” Zuckerberg writes.