Facebook may have gotten overzealous in a bid to control fake news and misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to several users who shared content about the corona virus from reputable sites, Facebook flagged their posts as going against community standards and removed them.
The shared posts included articles from reputable sites, such as The Atlantic, USA Today, and Business Insider – and it seems the issue has been going on for nearly a week.
After being alerted about the issue, Facebook VP for Integrity Guy Rosen took to Twitter to assure users that they are working on a solution.
“We’re on this. This is a bug in an anti-spam system, unrelated to any changes in our content moderator workforce. We’re in the process of fixing and bringing all these posts back. More soon,” Rosen tweeted.
Hours later, Rosen tweeted an announcement that the issue has been resolved.