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Around 40 Million warnings of Fake content about Covid-19 issued by Facebook

Facebook recently issued around 40 million warning labels to tackle the spread of fake content on covid19 – Mark Zukerberg. Facebook has partnered with an independent firm to check the fake content and it had discovered around 4000 pieces of content on Covid19 as fake.

According to the Tech giants’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, these warning labels do work 95% of the time as people don’t click on a post if there is a warning label attached to it.

“We put COVID-19 Information Center at the top of everyone’s Facebook app, and so far we’ve directed more than 2 billion people to it. Equally important is also limiting the spread of misinformation. We don’t allow content that puts people at imminent risk of physical harm,” the Facebook CEO said late Wednesday.

We usually take down material containing Covid19 which according to us is a hoax like inhaling water.

“In many of the places that have been hardest hit by the virus, the messaging volume has increased more than 50 percent and voice and video calling has more than doubled across Messenger and WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg informed

“So that means that we can make sure that the data is meaningful. But we’re very focused on doing this in ways that we know are going to be helpful to the health response and that protect people’s privacy and human rights, which is why we’ve primarily focused on how to aggregate data can help,” Zuckerberg added



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