Facebook gives WHO free ads in battle with coronavirus misinformation


Facebook CEO Zuckerberg in Washington, United States in October last year. Recently he said that users who search for posts on the coronavirus on Facebook would now see a pop-up that directs them to the World Health Organization or local health authority for the latest info. — Reuters

Facebook Inc will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization (WHO) as it seeks to ensure users are not misinformed about Covid-19, its risks and how to react to it, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on March 3.

"We're giving the WHO as many free ads as they need for their coronavirus response along with other in-kind support," Zuckerberg said in the Facebook post.

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