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Facebook to launch new section to debunk corona myths


Fb has introduced that it’ll launch ‘Details 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 should debunk widespread myths which have been recognized by the World Well being Organisation (WHO) akin to ingesting bleach will stop the coronavirus or that taking hydroxychloroquine can stop COVID-19.

 “This week we’re launching a devoted part of the Covid-19 Info Heart referred to as Details about Covid-19,” the corporate stated in a press release “That is the most recent step in our ongoing work to battle misinformation concerning the pandemic,” they added.

To assist maintain everybody secure and knowledgeable, the corporate is placing alerts on the prime of the Fb app and Instagram to remind folks to put on masks.

“We’ve linked over two billion folks to assets from well being authorities by means of our Covid-19 Info Centre and pop-ups on Fb and Instagram with over 600 million folks clicking by means of to study extra,” the corporate knowledgeable.

Since January, folks have raised over $100 million for Covid-19 associated fundraisers on Fb and Instagram, they stated.

In the meantime, Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg has slammed the Donald Trump administration for the best way it has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic.

In accordance with the Fb CEO, the US response to the illness has been much less efficient when in comparison with even many creating international locations. IANS

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