Facebook Coronavirus Update: Facebook Comes Up With Get The Facts Feature For Coronavirus

Right now the entire world is fighting against the most hazardous virus called “coronavirus”. And to help nations and their people, tech giants like Google, apple, adobe etc are coming together and helping the world in both financial and tech advancements.

From such tech giants, an leading social media platform Facebook comes up with new  “Get the Facts” feature to make you aware about coronavirus.

Facebook Get The Facts Coronavirus Update

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook ceo and founder, on his facebook post stated that, to take down every misinformation of coronavirus which are roaming on facebook, company has introduces a new feature called “Get the Facts”.

As per his post, if any of post related to coronavirus is rated false by new fact-checkers, then post distribution will get reduce. And they will apply warning labels with more context and find duplicates.

In a post Mark Zucerberg mentioned that:

They expanded their fact-checking coverage to more than a dozen new countries and now working with over 60 fact-checking organizations that review content in more than 50 languages. And if a piece of content contains harmful misinformation that could lead to imminent physical harm, then we’ll take it down.

 

They’re launching a new feature called Get The Facts, as per this new feature, a section on facebook of Covid-19 Information Center featuring articles written by independent fact-checking partners debunking misinformation about the coronavirus. Also soon facebook begin showing messages in News Feed to people who previously engaged with harmful misinformation related to Covid-19 that we’ve since removed, connecting them with accurate information.

 

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Here is the official post of Facebook Get The Facts Feature By Mark Zuckerberg… Have a Look!

I want to share an update on the work we’re doing to connect people with accurate information and limit the spread of misinformation about Covid-19. 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.

We’re also continuing our efforts to reduce misinformation. Since the beginning of March, we’ve expanded our fact-checking coverage to more than a dozen new countries and now work with over 60 fact-checking organizations that review content in more than 50 languages.

If a piece of content contains harmful misinformation that could lead to imminent physical harm, then we’ll take it down. We’ve taken down hundreds of thousands of pieces of misinformation related to Covid-19, including theories like drinking bleach cures the virus or that physical distancing is ineffective at preventing the disease from spreading. For other misinformation, once it is rated false by fact-checkers, we reduce its distribution, apply warning labels with more context and find duplicates. In March, we displayed warnings on about 40 million posts related to Covid-19 based on 4,000 articles reviewed by independent fact-checkers. When people saw those warning labels, 95% of the time they did not go on to view the original content.

We’re also launching a new feature called Get The Facts, a section of our Covid-19 Information Center featuring articles written by independent fact-checking partners debunking misinformation about the coronavirus. We will also soon begin showing messages in News Feed to people who previously engaged with harmful misinformation related to Covid-19 that we’ve since removed, connecting them with accurate information.

Through this crisis, one of my top priorities is making sure that you see accurate and authoritative information across all of our apps. I hope all of you are staying safe, healthy and informed.

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