More than half of the world is facing an epidemic named Corona Virus (COVID-19). Many organizations, NGOs, companies are helping people by donating in every way possible. In this response, Facebook has announced free ad space for the World Health Organization (WHO) to address misinformation and restrict harmful content allied to this contagious virus.
On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook issued the statement that the social network would allocate WHO “as many free ads as they need for outreach related to the outbreak”. The platform is also providing free ad credits to Facebook and national ministries of health.
Pakistan’s health minister, Zafar Mirza, announced that Facebook has agreed to give ad credits worth $50,000 to the government of Pakistan for awareness campaigns related to coronavirus.
Facebook itself is doing a good job to stop misinformation about this epidemic. Referring people to local health organizations, if they are searching related to this disease. On the other side, Government of Pakistan is assembling disease observation units around the country. According to Mirza, Pakistan is doing its best job in this critical situation and hoping that government would not declare any health emergency.