In late June, the social network Facebook announced the introduction of a new screen for notifications that warns users when they try to share news that has been published for more than 90 days.
Facebook said at the time Published On her blog: “When we ask people what kind of news they want to see on Facebook, they keep telling us that they want reliable and timely information. That is why in 2018, we added a context button, which provides information on the sources of articles in (Latest News). ”
Today, Facebook announced a feature update to offer a notification to users who want to share a post about the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19.
Facebook said: The notification will help people understand the freshness and source of the content before sharing it. It will also direct people to Facebook’s (Covid-19) information center to ensure people have access to reliable information on the virus from global health authorities.
“Along these lines, we want to ensure that the spread of information from trusted health authorities is not slowed, so this notification will not be sent to content published by government health authorities and recognized global health organizations, such as the World Health Organization,” she added.
Facebook noted that over the past several months, its internal research has found that article timing is an important part of the context that helps users decide what to read, trust, and share. News publishers in particular for the company have expressed concerns about sharing old stories on social media as current news, which could misunderstand the status of current events. Some news publishers have already taken steps to address this on their websites by highlighting old articles; To prevent old news from being used in misleading ways.