Facebook Launches COVID-19 Information Centre

Facebook Launches COVID-19 Information Centre

Facebook is continuing to play its part in aiding the COVID-19 outbreak, launching a new Information Centre.

Localised to Australia, the Information Centres serves as a way for people to find information and resources from trusted health authorities, as well as actions they can take to stay healthy and support their family and community.

The new initiative will feature at the top of of News Feed and includes the latest COVID-19 information and guidance, translated into 40+ languages, from the global and Australian health authorities all in one place.

As well as the Information Centre for the Facebook platform, the tech giant is also extending its efforts to Messenger.

A new Information Hub will similarly serve as a way for users to gather knowledge on the pandemic as it develops.

It will serve as a resource for: best practices for community leaders, educators, and small businesses to remain connected to their people during times of uncertainty and show how to avoid common scams and imposters that may try to capitalize on the COVID pandemic.

Facebook has been working to stem the flow of misinformation regarding COVID-19 on the platform since early February, when it started limiting the distribution of information marked as false.

Earlier this week it added a host of new measures on Instagram to help spread awareness on the importance of staying home.


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