"We need a vaccine against misinformation"
Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program.
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Keeping People Safe, Informed and Combating Misinformation: Facebook’s Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic
For several weeks now, the world has rightly been consumed with talk of COVID-19. For Facebook, it has been no different. Globally, our entire company is focused on doing our bit to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. We are approaching this in four ways.
- Connecting people to accurate and authoritative information
- Supporting governments and partners in their public health efforts
- Preventing the spread of harmful misinformation and other misuse of our platforms
- Supporting small businesses