Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 5 March 2020

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will give the World Health Organisation free ads and remove ‘false claims and conspiracy theories’ in ongoing battle against coronavirus misinformation

‘Facebook has revealed more measures to help its users quickly access accurate information regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

The social network is providing the World Health Organisation (WHO) with ‘as many free ads as it needs’ for its coronavirus response.

It is also removing false claims and conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organisations, as it seeks to ensure users are not misinformed about the virus and its risks.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed the new features in a post on Wednesday morning.

Users who search for coronavirus on Facebook will see a pop-up at the top of search results, directs them to the WHO or local health authority for the latest information.

In the case of UK-based users, this will be the NHS website. ‘

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