Facebook to launch 'Facts About Covid-19" program to alert its user.

By : Samarjeet Singh  |  Updated On : 20 Jul, 2020

Facebook to launch 'Facts About Covid-19" program to alert its user.

Facebook has announced that it will launch a dedicated section named 'Facts About Covid-19' on its platform next week to limit the spread of misinformation about the corona epidemic

This would confirm the veracity of common myths that have been identified by the WHO - such as drinking bleach or taking hydroxychloroquine may prevent the COVID-19 epidemic. "This week we are launching a dedicated section of the COVID-19 Information Center, which will be named Fact About COVID-19," Facebook said in a statement.

To help keep people safe, the company is also putting alerts on the top of the Facebook app and Instagram to remind them to wear masks. 600 million people clicked on the pop-up for COVID-19 information.

The company reported that - "We have added more than two billion (ie 200 million) people from the resources of health authorities through our COVID-19 Information Center and 600 million pop-ups on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook reported that - since January, people have collected over $ 100 million (about Rs 750 crore) of funds to help COVID-19 infected on Facebook and Instagram According to the CEO of Facebook, America's response to the disease has been less effective than in many developing countries.