Facebook will fight COVID-19 misinformation more directly by sending alerts to users who like, share or comment on a removed post with misinformation.
Facebook will send alerts directly to users who like, share or comment on COVID-19 posts that violate the company's terms of service.
This new setting will work as follows: if a user has interacted with a post to be removed, Facebook will send a notification to the user telling them that the post has been removed. If the user clicks on the alert, they will be taken to a landing page with a screenshot of the post and a brief explanation of why it was removed. The landing page will also include links to educational websites for COVID-19, and will urge him not to follow the team that published it.
This setting is an extension of Facebook's previous efforts to combat misinformation. Prior to that, the company had displayed a banner in the news feed, urging users involved with removed content to "help their friends and family by avoiding fake Covid-19 information".
Facebook's modified approach comes almost a year after the pandemic began. Notifications will not be sent to deleted posts.