Facebook Is Deleting Fake and Dangerous Coronavirus Posts 

Facebook Is Deleting Fake and Dangerous Coronavirus Posts

As we noticed that phishing attacks rise crazily since the outbreak of COVID-19. By posting fake information online, attackers can utilize people’s panic of coronavirus to commit various cybercrimes. Facebook as one of the most popular social media is now taking action to protect its users. Facebook’s global network of third-party fact-checkers is continuing to review the content on the platform and expose false claims related to coronavirus.

When they rate the information as false, Facebook restricts the spread of the information on Facebook and Instagram, and shows people accurate information from these partners. Facebook will also send notifications to people who have shared or tried to share this content to remind them that the content has been verified. 

Facebook also deleted content notified by major health organizations such as global and local health authorities with false claims or conspiracy theories, which may cause harm to those who believe them. Facebook is doing this to extend existing policies to remove content that may cause personal injury. Facebook is also taking action against content aimed at preventing treatment or taking appropriate preventive measures. These include claims of wrong treatment or prevention methods, such as drinking bleach to cure coronavirus, or creating confusion with existing health resources. Facebook will also block or restrict hashtags that spread misinformation on Instagram and is conducting active large-scale searches to find and delete such content as much as possible. 

Facebook’s platform has been used to help people connect with accurate information about the situation, including information from global and regional health organizations. Facebook has coordinated closely with top health organizations to make it easier and more convenient for people to use Facebook and Instagram. For example, Facebook will help people get the latest relevant information from partners through the top messages on dynamic news; these will be deployed according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization. When people search for information about the coronavirus on Facebook or click on related hashtags on Instagram, Facebook will publish an educational window with reliable information. Facebook also provides free advertising credits, enabling organizations to launch the coronavirus education campaign on Facebook and Instagram in affected areas, while discussing ways to provide more assistance and support to health authorities. 

LIFARS’ interactive training modules deliver stimulating and engaging learning experiences to your employees, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to be successful active participants in the cybersecurity process. We provide highly focused skill training and practical experience to address the cyber workforce security needs for your organization. Our program is a flexible curriculum in scope, length, and content to suit the particular needs of our clients. Training can be administered in half-day, full-day, or multiple-day training sessions; online or on-premises sessions. We specialize in the following areas: 

  • Incident Response Training 
  • Technical Training 
  • User Awareness Training 
  • Executive Training 
  • Other additional cybersecurity training options upon your request 

The training curriculum is designed solemnly on the needs of our clients. Creating a more wholesome and qualitative experience. We include real-world examples and provide use cases and practical hands-on exercises to our program attendants to create a more intuitive experience for trainees to master the topic. 


Contact LIFARS Today Learn About Our Cyber Risk Solutions