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Coronavirus: Facebook to warn users who engaged with ‘harmful’ misinformation

coronavirus:-facebook-to-warn-users-who-engaged-with-‘harmful’-misinformation

Users who have liked, shared or commented on posts with false claims will be directed to WHO’s ‘myth busters’ page

Facebook will begin showing notifications to users who have interacted with posts that contain “harmful” coronavirus misinformation, the company announced on Thursday, in an aggressive new move to address the spread of false information about Covid-19.

The new policy applies only to misinformation that Facebook considers likely to contribute to “imminent physical harm”, such as false claims about “cures” or statements that physical distancing is not effective. Facebook’s policy has been to remove those posts from the platform.

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