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Facebook records 50 million fake COVID-19 messages in April


Facebook discovered 50 million posts with false information about the coronavirus in April, the company said.

"In April, we placed warning labels (about the presence of misinformation) on approximately 50 million units of content related to COVID-19," the company said in a statement. Facebook clarifies that it is collaborating with more than 60 organizations that verify the accuracy of information in more than 50 languages.

Facebook also noted that it sent more than two billion people to the resources of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health authorities through the information center created in the social network.

In mid-April, Facebook also decided to start showing special messages about the myths about COVID-19 to users of the social network who like or comment on posts with misinformation about coronavirus.

On March 11, the World Health Organization announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection with COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 4 million cases of the disease have been recorded in the world, more than 278 thousand people died.

source: facebook.com