Facebook Provides World Health Organization With Free Ads to Share Coronavirus Information

CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined ways the social network is supporting research

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Facebook is granting the World Health Organization unlimited free ads and “other in-kind support” to share “timely, accurate information” about coronavirus and Covid-19, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Zuckerberg added that it will extend similar courtesies to other organizations and work with global health organizations to provide additional help, if necessary.

Facebook said in late January that its third-party fact-checkers were working to review content and debunk false claims related to the outbreak.

And the social network said last week that ads that promise to cure or prevent the virus would be banned.

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