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Facebook will delete posts with conspiracy theories about coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Social network will also delete messages with information or recommendations that could be harmful to health
21:11, 31 January 2020

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Social networks Facebook and Instagram will remove fake information about the Chinese coronavirus, for example, conspiracy theories regarding the spread of the virus. The company's website stated this information.

“Our global network of third-party scanners continues to work by looking at the content and exposing false allegations that apply to the coronavirus. When they rate information as false, we restrict its distribution to Facebook and Instagram and show people accurate information from these partners. We also send notifications people who have already shared or are trying to share this content in order to warn them that it has been verified," - the message said.

Related: There are no Ukrainians infected with new strain of coronavirus in China, - National Health Commission of China

Content with conspiracy theories and false statements will also be deleted.

"We will also begin to remove content with false claims or conspiracy theories that have been noted by leading global healthcare organizations and local health authorities that could harm people who believe them," - the statement said.

As we reported, the World Health Organization has announced an international-level emergency due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Head of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said so after the session of the extraordinary committee

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