4 April 2020

Instagram is removing coronavirus-related content

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Social media giants can't stop coronavirus from infecting the globe, but they are working to end misinformation about the virus from spreading on their platforms – and Instagram is the latest newcomer to this fight. reports citing that the Facebook-owned app is now removing coronavirus-related content and accounts from recommendations and 'Explore' unless posted by or belonging to credible health organizations.

Users who search for information related to the outbreak will be presented with an educational message connecting them to resources from the World Health Organization and local health ministries.

The move is to stop false claims and conspiracy theories that have been flagged by authorities from causing harm to the public during the pandemic.

2020.03.26 / 16:32
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