Facebook alerts users about COVID-19 misinformation

In an attempt to contain the spread of false information about COVID-19, Facebook will start alerting users who have engaged with posts that contain harmful misinformation about the disease. The new policy only addresses false claims about cures or information that physical distancing is not effective. So far, Facebook has removed these posts from the platform. The new policy, in addition to removing such posts, will direct users who liked, shared, or commented posts with misinformation to a ‘myth busters’ page available on the World Health Organization (WHO) website.