Coronavirus and how social media firms are combating the spread of misinformation about the disease

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the world's biggest social platforms have begun taking action against misinformation. — AFP Relaxnews

As panic about the Covid-19 outbreak spreads seemingly faster than the disease itself, social media companies are taking action against fake news about it published on their platforms.

With the coronavirus spreading to new places across the world, international panic continues to ensue online. To keep misinformation about the disease and outbreak from causing unnecessary alarm, social media platforms have begun moderating content related to the disease in an attempt to control the virality of false, disease-oriented information.

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