Facebook increases crackdown on coronavirus false information, Zuckerberg states


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Facebook is presenting brand-new functions to handle false information. 

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Facebook is broadening its efforts to combat coronavirus false information.

In a post Thursday, CEO and creator Mark Zuckerberg stated Facebook will let users understand if they have actually connected with any incorrect info that’s given that been eliminated from the website. The platform will likewise present a function called Get the Facts, which will house short articles composed by independent fact-checking partners that intend to unmask misconceptions about the coronavirus. Get the Facts will belong of its COVID-19 Information Center.

“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,” he composed. 

Zuckerberg likewise stated that Facebook and Instagram have actually directed 2 billion individuals towards precise info on the coronavirus, up from more than 1 billion on March 25.

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