Facebook is sending a notification to users who are sharing COVID-19 links. The notification is to warn them whether the content is old or maybe wrong. It will help the users to get to know about the current information and published source. This step will also lead users to get incredible information from the global health authorities.

Facebook Announced:

“We want to make sure people have the context they need to make informed decisions about what to share on Facebook, especially when it comes to COVID-19 content.

So today, we’re starting to roll out a global notification screen to give people more context about COVID-19 related links when they are about to share them.”

If the information shared by the user is from credible authorities like the World Health Organization then the user will not get the notification.

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The screen referred above was introduced in June which warned about the content which is 90 days old.

Facebook’s Information


Facebook Warning Users Before Sharing COVID-19 Links
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The notification screen will appear if the link is too old, regardless of the source of the content. According to Facebook, the user trusts the content looking at the timelines. Most of the time users share the old content as their new content, they don’t check the time, so, it is very easy to mislead the old content. This is the reason,why Facebook is adding this concept to COVID-19 links.

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