Facebook extends its COVID-19 Information Centre to even more Countries

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Facebook extends its COVID-19 information Centre to even more countries
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 06: In this photo illustration, the logo of the Messenger and Facebook applications are displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on April 06, 2018 in Paris. In the midst of turmoil following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook faces a host of questions regarding its privacy and confidentiality practices. Messenger, the messaging application launched by Facebook, is in the center of attention. Indeed, Facebook allows itself to analyze the links and images that users send to Messenger and even to read the messages exchanged if they are posted, in order to make sure that the contents comply with the conditions of use. This increased monitoring of Facebook within its messaging application was confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg a few days ago.(Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images)

Facebook has been contributing in its own way to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and that has seen the social media giant launch a series of information hubs in different countries.

The aim of this information hub is to cut out the fake news and leverage the reach of the platform to bring reliable news about the virus and updates to people. It has also been brought to regions like Nigeria in the past, but we will be getting the same feature in more African countries right now.

The news hub will feature in the main Facebook feed, but at the top so that it is what the users of the platform see first. It has also been structured in such a way that allows for the organizers to work with the local health bodies, law enforcement agents and other concerned individuals to make the project a success.

Right now, the service has extended to all of Botswana, Burundi, Gambia, Malawi and more.