Facebook changes policy on Covid-19 information

28 May, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Facebook says it will no longer remove claims that Covid-19 is man-made or manufactured from its apps.

The change comes “in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid-19 and in consultation with public health experts”, Facebook says.

The company has long battled a tide of coronavirus-related misinformation.

It said in December it would remove vaccine-related misinformation.

Facebook doesn't usually ban misinformation outright on its platform, instead adding fact-checks by outside parties to debunked claims.

The two exceptions have been around elections and Covid-19.

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