Twitter users in PH can get notifications in Filipino on #coronavirus


With the declaration of the novel #coronavirus as a global emergency, Twitter said it has launched a new dedicated search prompt to ensure users will have the right information about the virus.

In addition, it is halting any auto-suggest results that are likely to direct individuals to non-credible content on Twitter. “This is an expansion of our #KnowTheFacts prompt, which we specifically put in place for the public to find clear, credible information on immunization and vaccination health,” Twitter said.

The company also said that when people search for information about coronavirus on Twitter in both English and Filipino, the notification will appear in Filipino.

“Our official #coronavirus partnerships are now in place in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.S., and Vietnam. We will continue to expand as the need arises.

“In the Philippines, we partnered with the Department of Health, as well as the World Health Organization regional offices covering Philippines, and Western Pacific Region. The notification points people to the Department of Health’s dedicated website on coronavirus,” it said.