Sri Lanka, March 19 -- As global and national health authorities are working to respond to the coronavirus, at Facebook we are working to connect people with information from Sri Lanka's health organisations to limit the spread of misinformation and harmful content about the virus.

Connecting people to accurate information and local resources

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently characterized the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. To help people in Sri Lanka to get accurate information about COVID-19, anyone who searches for information related to the virus on Facebook or Instagram is shown educational pop-ups on top of search results connecting them to expert health organizations including the WHO.

Fighting misinformation a...