Facebook fights Ebola with its money, influence and reach

Facebook fights Ebola with its money, influence and reach

Facebook is using its global influence and resources to fight Ebola. The social network is reminding 1.35 billion of its users that we are all citizens of the world, and that together we need to fight big challenges that stand in front of us.

The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is walking the talk, having donated $25 million of his own money to fight the deadly disease. His company will donate 100 satellite Internet hotspots via NetHope, place the “Donate” button for three West African medical charities atop the News Feed in 30 countries, and pay for Feed ads promoting UNICEF posts of Ebola safety info in affected regions.

Mark Zuckerberg has donated $25 million of its own money to fight Ebola.Donors have the option to choose between multiple NGOs, including the International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or Save the Children. If they don’t want Facebook to keep their credit card info they can remove it afterwards.

This is not the first time that Facebook is stepping up in time of crisis to help those in need. Earlier they ran campaign for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, developed the Safety Check tool for areas struck by natural disasters or other catastrophes, and helped spread the word about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Naturally, mHealth Spot is inviting its users to visit Facebook’s Fight Ebola page and donate…

[Via: TechCrunch]