As the coronavirus disinformation campaigns already in full swing, social media giant Facebook has announced a partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight back.
Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg spelled out how the social media behemoth would increase fact-checking and remove disinformation about the virus, following an initial response in late February.
Zuckerberg said the company will also provide anonymised Facebook data, including mobility figures and population density maps, to help organisations better understand how the virus is spreading.
He added: “We’re also focused on stopping hoaxes and harmful misinformation. It’s important that everyone has a place to share their experiences and talk about the outbreak, but as our community standards make clear, it’s not OK to share something that puts people in danger.”