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Facebook has added a new button that will live at the top of the News Feed for a few days for people in 14 countries. The button links back to Facebook's Help Center, which features tips on how to spot false news and how to report it.

Additionally, Facebook also says they are cracking down on financial incentives to spread fake news (i.e.- hoax websites amassing large audiences on Facebook to drive traffic to their sites to sell ads against)."We've found that a lot of fake news is financially motivated," Facebook News Feed VP Adam Mosseri said in a statement.

Why it matters: Facebook has come such a long way from when Mark Zuckerberg said in November that people would be "crazy" to think fake news on his platform influenced the election. While studies prove he may have been right, Zuckerberg understands that in order to push forward with his vision to create a global "social infrastructure" company out of his tech business, he needs to tackle issues like fake news.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,193,661 — Total deaths: 716,735 — Total recoveries — 11,611,029Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.

Trump's swift, sweeping China offensive

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President Trump's rhetoric on China has tended to run hotter than his actions — until now.

Why it matters: Even at the height of Trump's trade war, his administration never hit China as hard, as fast, and on as many fronts as it is right now.