Facebook is taking a small step to stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation.
The company announced a new anti-misinformation measure it’s taking in a company blog post on Thursday morning. Any user who likes or otherwise interacts with material that Facebook has deemed harmful enough to delete from the site will be encouraged to check out the World Health Organization’s coronavirus myth-busting site.
It’s not a mind-blowing measure by any means, and it starts to sound less effective once you look at the finer details. Facebook’s blog post talks about the dozens of fact-checking organizations the site works with to review content on the site and put warning labels on debunked articles. Only content that encourages “imminent physical harm,” such as posts advocating for phony coronavirus remedies or preventatives, are removed.