Facebook is taking additional action to fight coronavirus misinformation, specifically with users who have interacted with it.
In a blog post, Guy Rosen, VP Integrity, said the company is working to connect users, who have interacted with misinformation, to accurate information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
“We’re going to start showing messages in News Feed to people who have liked, reacted or commented on harmful misinformation about COVID-19 that we have since removed,” writes Rosen. “These messages will connect people to COVID-19 myths debunked by the WHO including ones we’ve removed from our platform for leading to imminent physical harm. We want to connect people who may have interacted with harmful misinformation about the virus with the truth from authoritative sources in case they see or hear these claims again off of Facebook. People will start seeing these messages in the coming weeks.”
The company has also added a Get the Facts section to its CODID-19 Information Center in an effort to make it easier for individuals to quickly find accurate information. The measures are just the latest efforts by the social media giant to fight the kind of misinformation that has plagued multiple social platforms.