Facebook removes events that do not respect social distancing

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Facebook has begun to remove the pages of events that do not respect the social distancing measures imposed by individual states. The confirmation comes directly from CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with Good Morning America on ABC News. The reference is mainly to the protests that are developing in the United States during which the security measures are not applied.

The move is part of a broader initiative aimed at block disinformation and harmful information. Events that do not respect social distancing are considered by Menlo Park as "harmful disinformation". Apparently, Facebook has already begun to remove content related to some planned anti-quarantine protests in California, New Jersey and Nebraska.

According to reports from the Washington Post, the social media giant has left some planned protests active in other states because the events did not violate local orders. In practice, they will come removed events requiring in-person meetings in places where there are provisions that prohibit them and / or that share misleading claims in relation to COVID-19.

In full compliance with social distancing, just a few days ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will cancel all previously scheduled physical events involving the presence of more than 50 people until June 2021. A move similar to that of Microsoft which has transformed into online events all those planned in presence.

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