Facebook reveals plans of banning ads that say coronavirus is curable

Facebook reveals plans of banning ads that say coronavirus is curable

- Facebook has revealed that it is determined to pull down posts that promise a cure for coronavirus

- The online platform has recorded a series of activities since the outbreak of the virus which has led to the loss of lives

- Misinformation and fear-mongering have prompted Facebook to embark on such a course of action

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Facebook has indicated its readiness to ban adverts that promise a cure for the coronavirus.

The online company stated that adverts that “create a sense of urgency” around the virus would be banned.

Briefly.co.za understands that Facebook, like other platforms, has recorded a series of activities, such as misinformation and fear-mongering, relating to the outbreak of the virus.

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It revealed that it would take down false posts about the virus if people are placed in risky situations as a result.

The measures come in the wake of increased reports about the coronavirus that has infected thousands of people and led to deaths.

Business Insider reports that Facebook has tightened its rules on adverts that relate to the coronavirus.

In other news, leading economies in Africa are turning towards wind energy in a bid to provide power to homes, Briefly.co.za has learned.

Information available shows that this forms part of a trend to take advantage of clean energy all over the continent.

The continent’s most advanced economy, South Africa, had paved the way in a bid to take advantage of policies and projects geared towards energy.

It is therefore poised to lead the drive for wind power installations as it takes advantage of an additional 3.3 gigawatts added to its energy capacity by 2024.

Per a report by qz.com, this is an attempt to achieve two objectives; coping with the problems at its national power company, Eskom, and trying to slowly reduce its addiction to coal.

Another major leader in the energy industry, Kenya, opened the continent’s largest wind farm in 2019 and will soon be in the position to claim total renewable energy from various sources including geothermal and solar.

Briefly.co.za understands that investment in clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa increased to $7.4 billion in 2018 up from $2.3 billion in 2017.

In the year 2018, South Africa accounted for $4 billion of investment driven by a major onshore wind project.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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