BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) — According tomedia reports, Facebook will display new corona virus information at the top of user news feeds from reliable sources such as the World Health Organization, which Facebook is doing in an attempt to curb the spread of rumors. The content will be available within 24 hours and will include information from academic institutions, celebrities, and tips and guidelines from WHO and the CDC, such as how far you should be when interacting with people and remember to wash your hands.
Facebook Live, Instagram Live and messaging platforms have been used more frequently during the outbreak. In Italy alone, the number of live video viewers doubled last week. The number of voice video calls from WhatsApp and Messenger doubled year-on-year.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expects the economy to take a hard hit as a result of the outbreak and measures to stem the spread.