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Facebook was Marking Legitimate News Articles about the Coronavirus as Spam due to a Software Bug


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According to Facebook, the issue was with an automated moderation tool and was not related to any changes to its moderator workforce.

Facebook started marking some posts linking to information and articles about the coronavirus and COVID-19 as spam on Tuesday evening.

Credit: James Bareham/The Verge

Facebook started marking some posts linking to information and articles about the coronavirus and COVID-19 as spam, as observed by one Verge reporter and many users on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

The issue was due to a "bug in an anti-spam system," according to Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of integrity. Rosen said the company began working on a fix as soon as discovering the issue.

 

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