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Facebook’s New Notification Screen to Prevent Misinformation about COVID-19

Facebook’s new notification screen is to combat the spread of potentially harmful COVID-19 misinformation.

The new notification screen will provide more context about an article or other link, like when it was first shared and its source.

Facebook says the goal is to “help people understand the recency and source of the content before they share it” and to direct “people to our COVID-19 Information Center to ensure people have access to credible information about COVID-19 from global health authorities.”

The global notification screen is to give people more context about COVID-19 related links when they are about to share them. The notification will help people understand the recency and source of the content before they share it.

This will also direct people to the COVID-19 Information Center to ensure people have access to credible information about COVID-19 from global health authorities. Along those lines, to ensure to spread information from credible health authorities, contents posted by government health authorities and recognized global health organizations like the World Health Organization, will not have this notification.

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