Facebook has also introduced a new tool in this regard after WhatsApp announced the prevention of Corona virus-related rumors and spreading authentic information to consumers.
Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Corona Virus Information Center is being introduced at the top of consumer newsfeed by Facebook to prevent ‘COVID 19’.
This new information center is a new feature of Facebook aimed at spreading the useful information provided by governments and medical researchers regarding the virus while minimizing the spread of misinformation.
Mark Zuckerberg said, “Our top priority is to make sure that reliable information is reached to people and that it will be helped by authentic sources.”
Prior to Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft also vowed to curb rumors about the Coronavirus earlier this week.
The World Health Organization warns that fake news and rumors about the virus increase people’s panic.
Mark Zuckerberg said, “We have seen rumors that sick people are being encouraged not to cure or to save people around them. Is dangerous, it can cause immediate damage.”
The immediate focus of this new information center, he said, is to inform consumers and advise them to ensure social distance according to government advice.
This information center will be updated in real-time, while new information and suggestions will be provided from other official sources, including the World Health Organization.
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Earlier, the WhatsApp introduced the WhatsApp Coronavirus patch on its website to reach as many people as possible with coronavirus information, giving people accurate information about the rapidly spreading epidemic worldwide. Access has been ensured.
The Coronavirus information feature introduced by the WhatsApp has been presented not only with the support of global healthcare organizations but also by the messaging application to ensure accurate information is provided in this feature by several fact checker organizations, has worked with.