With the outbreak of coronavirus all over the world, we can daily see and hear news related to the pandemic and what safety precautions people should take to fight against the disease. Social media has been of great use to spread awareness about pandemic to people who were unaware of it even before it arrived in their country.
Although awareness and knowledge are good, when the information is not from any credible health organization there is always some false or misconception lingers behind. To exempt the misconception among people, On Tuesday the management of Instagram announced that any content and recommendations will be removed from Instagram until and unless it is approved by any credible health organization.
“We will also start to downrank content in feed and Stories that have been rated false by third-party-fact checkers,” the photo-sharing platform added.
Last week twitter barred account from posting wrong information related to coronavirus that also includes denials of expert guidance and motivating fake treatments.
Facebook, earlier this month, said it would provide free advertisements to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as it seeks to ensure users are not misinformed about the virus, its risks and how to react to it.