Facebook shares: the number of incorrect messages on the platform, according to new study “shocking”


The number of false messages on Facebook in the medical field, is shockingly high. This João Miguel, General Secretary of the European Association of medical specialists in the Preface to a recently published study expressed. The “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” reported.


The study warns of professional “super-spreaders”. Therefore, not result in it is Facebook, people are informed during the Corona-crisis. Further, the designs, the company is a global threat to health of citizens.

Dissemination of false reports on Facebook

Already in mid-may, a virologist Christian Drosten said that the wrong information could cost in the worst case human lives. Facebook responded, however, at an early stage in the pandemic, in the Users preferred have been suggested Links to official Websites such as the world health organization. The authors of the study note, however, that non-official sources, four times more clicks there.

While Facebook had made represented by the measure a step in the right direction, so the conclusion of the survey. Nevertheless: “Our study suggests that, if the algorithm is not tamed, he has a lot of sensationalistic and inaccurate information continues to display the Users is disproportionate“as one of the participating authors, tells against the “mirror”.

The Tech group has already to the publication. Although parts of the target, against disinformation to proceed. However, the results of the study would give all that back, what take Facebook against those wrong information. Furthermore, the group stressed that alone from April to June seven million posts deleted, had been, to the dissemination of misleading information, too.

Facebook share price development Overview

Within the last week the price of Facebook shares increased by 1.4 percent. Also, in a broader time horizon, a Plus. So, the share price gained within the last month, from 6.3 per cent in value. The shares record now significantly higher than before the stock market crash on October 19. February.

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Saurabh Singla
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