Facebook adds function to slow down fake covid-19 posts

Facebook alert of COVID-19 posts

Facebook is making people pause before they share links with Covid-19 related information. The company is adding an interstitial that will make people stop and review context about links with Covid-19 information before they share it. The move adds much-needed friction into a process that has helped Covid-19 misinformation go viral on Facebook. “Before re-sharing, you’ll see links’ source and date, We hope this helps people get more context at a time and on topic that is rapidly evolving,” said David Gillis, a Facebook product design director.

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