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Facebook will now take down posts that spread coronavirus misinformation

by Douglas Heaven

The news: Facebook has started deleting posts that contain false claims about the coronavirus, especially ones spreading dangerous misinformation about treatment—such as that drinking bleach cures the virus—and incorrect advice about available health resources.

Why it matters: This policy change, announced in a blog post, marks a welcome break from Facebook’s usual approach to false information.

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