Regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Facebook supports the global public health community’s work to keep people safe and well-informed. It has announced that it will give more local authorities access to its “Local Alert Tool”, in order to share pertinent updates and information among their communities, and to stop as well misinformation. 

In a post on his personal Facebook profile, the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, declared:

“We're focused on making sure everyone can access credible and accurate information. This is critical in any emergency, but it's especially important when there are precautions you can take to reduce the risk of infection. If you search for coronavirus on Facebook, you'll see a pop-up that directs you to the World Health Organization or your local health authority for the latest information. If you're in a country where the WHO has reported person-to-person transmission, you'll also see it in your News Feed.”

Eligible organizations and government agencies can request access to the local alerts tool here

Publié le 16 mars 2020