Various posts (post1, post2, post3, post4) with images of sick persons are shared on Facebook with a claim that Facebook will give money for the treatment of those children if the post is liked, shared or commented. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in these posts.
Claim: Facebook gives money for the treatment of sick persons when their posts are liked, shared or commented.
Fact: Facebook doesn’t give money when any post is liked, shared or commented. Facebook has alternative ways to raise funds for a cause. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched about the claim in the post on Google, it was found that the news about Facebook donating money to the patients suffering from various ailments has been in circulation for many years. ‘CBS’ news has published an article in 2017 mentioning these kind of posts as “Dangerous ‘like-farming’ scams”.
When searched on Google to find out if Facebook gives money to patients suffering serious ailments when a post is liked or shared, an answer by Facebook team related to this issue was found on ‘Facebook help section’ that they do not give money if a post is liked or shared. Another answer related to this issue can be seen here.
In order to raise funds through its platform, Facebook has ‘Facebook Social Good‘ option through which one can raise money and spread awareness for a cause.
To sum it up, Facebook does not give money for the treatment of sick persons when their posts are liked, shared or commented.
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