April 2020

Facebook to Tell Users When They Encounter COVID-19 Misinformation

The company will alert users when they like, comment or react to posts containing false information, hoaxes or unproven cures. Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen, via blog post Facebook users who have interacted with misinformation will see a message in their feed directing them to the World Health Organization’s “Myth busters” page. The new feature is expected to roll out in the coming weeks. The website previously notified users only when they shared a post that fact-checkers had labeled false.