Facebook changes policy on Covid-19 information
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.