Facebook Gave An Advice On How To Spot Fake News On COVID-19 Using Its Platform.
Facebook encouraged Filipinos to share only verified information on coronavirus disease or COVID-19 as it warned against fake news on its platform.
This, as the Philippines was under a state of public health emergency over coronavirus, thus, people were forced to stay at their homes and opt to use their gadgets to keep themselves updated through social media.
In a statement, Facebook said that a social media user has the responsibility to “reduce the spread of misinformation by ensuring we only share information that we’ve verifies to be true,” thus, it gave a “few simple steps” in order to check the validity of information about the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 on the feed:
- Inspect the post
- Take note of URLs
- Investigate the site
- Spot inconsistencies
- Take note of experts
- Compare with other stories
Also, social media users were advised to visit these official pages and websites in order to get legitimate and accurate information about COVID-19:
- Official Website of the Department of Health (DOH)
- Official Facebook page of the Department of Health (DOH)
- Official Website of the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Official Website of the World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines
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