SNA has partnered with social media giant Facebook to launch a fact-checking show ‘Corona Question and Answer’, which will air daily at 7 pm local time.
Sky News Arabia (SNA) has announced the launch of a new daily interactive Live news show Corona Question and Answer on Facebook to examine the facts surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The new show is the result of a partnership between Sky News Arabia and Facebook, which enables audiences to submit questions on Sky News Arabia’s Facebook and Instagram Live streams so that experts can address the questions with credible and accurate information in real time.
Episodes of Corona Question and Answer will also feature a CrowdTangle “Live Display,” with real-time streams of COVID-19-related posts from public pages and accounts.
Followers of the Corona Question and Answer show can also post their question on the Instagram and Facebook group called ‘Facebook COVID-19 Group,’ as well as via Sky News Arabia’s coronavirus Facebook group (SNACovid19).
Commenting on the new show, Youssef Tsouri, Head of News at Sky News Arabia, was quoted as saying: “With the wealth of misleading rumours and fake news that continues to circulate, Sky News Arabia felt compelled to bring its audiences a transparent, fact-checked programme that centres on today’s most important topic, the Coronavirus. We have partnered with Facebook to use the social media giant’s technology to live stream the hour-long evening show and answer viewers’ daily questions and concerns.”