How social media helps fight COVID-19 misinformation
Facebook has begun offering free services to develop custom apps and bots that will help the UN and healthcare organizations in various countries spread news about the pandemic, answer frequently asked questions, fight disinformation and more..
The Ministry of Health of Argentina has already started using Messenger with a new program that can answer citizens’ questions about the coronavirus, and also allows you to get official advice on this topic within 24 hours. UNICEF and the Pakistani Ministry of Health also moved public communications to messenger chat to free up emergency phone lines..
Facebook is also hosting a hackathon encouraging developers to create user-friendly COVID-19 messaging solutions. Participants will work on local and global options and will have access to all the necessary training materials.
Due to the quarantine, sports competitions are also moving to the Internet, and even the next Formula 1 Grand Prix series will be held in the virtual space..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: iStock