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Facebook trying to stop harmful misinformation

Facebook trying to stop harmful misinformation

May 22, 2020

California (USA), May 22: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his social network is working to prevent the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus.
Zuckerberg told the BBC on Thursday that his company is removing any content that could result in immediate and imminent harm to someone. He said, "Even if something isn't going to lead to imminent physical harm, we don't want misinformation to be the content that is going viral." He added that Facebook is working with independent fact checkers to prevent the spread of misinformation.
Zuckerberg said Facebook had removed content claiming that the 5G digital network is helping to spread the virus. The content was widely shared last month in Britain, which led to some physical damage of the 5G infrastructure and threats to engineers.
But critics say a large volume of misinformation about the coronavirus is still circulating on Facebook and its measures have not been sufficient.
Source: NHK World