Facebook is Fighting Coronavirus - All Hail Facebook

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I know someone mentioned being banned earlier for tagging Coronavirus on YouTube. Well, we may now know the reason. Tech companies are officially fighting n-covid.

Check this:

The company will also remove “false claims and conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations,” and will block people from running ads that “try to exploit the situation,” such as by falsely advertising a cure. These are also good steps — although, as ever, policy is what you actually enforce. We’ll see!


Also, in a great act of chilvary:

In a Facebook post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company would grant unlimited free ad credits to the World Health Organization to promote accurate information about the crisis.


And as for the big G:

Google took a step to make life easier for those who are required to work or study from home, giving away advanced streaming tools to all paid customers of the G Suite.


Google-owned YouTube, historically the most conspiracy-friendly of the big platforms, has also added a link to the World Health Organization page on the virus outbreak to the top of search results. In the early days of the crisis, BuzzFeed found popular conspiracy videos about the coronavirus on YouTube — particularly in India, where one “explainer” with a false explanation of the disease’s origin racked up 13 million views before YouTube removed it. But in the United States, conspiracy videos about the disease have struggled to win even 1 million views.



So you see, not all heroes wear cape. Sometimes they are Multi billion dollar companies out to prove they care about something other than invading your privacy. Yay!!!



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