Facebook now shows warning when you try to share COVID-19 information

August 13, 2020

The goal is to minimise the spread of fake news.

Facebook has been battling fake news and the spread of misinformation on the platform for months now. In a recent update, Facebook will now warn users each time they try to share COVID-19-related posts. The warning messages will make users aware of a COVID-19 resources page on Facebook and will also (hopefully) urge them to do a quick fact check before hitting the share button. Facebook says that they hope this will remind users that the content they share has a real-world effect