If you hadn’t already noticed, there are certain things that Facebook doesn’t like you talking about. And now, in order to combat what it has decided is “misinformation,” Facebook’s latest move involves putting a new notification on the screen each time a user shares an article related to COVID-19 across the platform.
Facebook said that it aims to “help people understand the recency and source of the content before they share it.
“Along these lines, we want to ensure we don’t slow the spread of information from credible health authorities, so content posted by government health authorities and recognized global health organizations, like the World Health Organization, will not have this notification,” said Facebook.
The Big Tech social media giant had previously launched a feature in June that was introduced to supposedly control the spreading of old articles and links which may now cause “misinformation” due to the changing times as well as the dynamic nature of the pandemic.
Facebook has also created its very own information center surrounding the COVID-19 and is actively directing users there to provide accurate information about the pandemic. And if you share too much of what Facebook thinks is misinformation, you’ll be shown corrective information from Facebook’s selected sources.
The social media giant also said that it was looking to direct “people to our COVID-19 Information Center to ensure people have access to credible information about COVID-19 from global health authorities.”