Photo-centric digital pinboard site Pinterest has launched a new section called Today, which curates boards and also shows coronavirus information…
Misleading headlines and click bait are one thing. But, unsubstantiated information is another. Not surprisingly, these are the sorts of materials which get shared most on social media. So, Pinterest found a clever way to deal with such content — like antivaccine propaganda — by hiding it from search results. Now, it’s doing the same for misleading or fake content about the coronavirus or COVID-19.
New Pinterest Today Tabs Feature Curated Boards along with Coronavirus Information
Pinterest is rolling out a new “Today” tab which will be situated in the top navigation bar on both Android and iOS. The company explains that it wants to provide Pinners with trending topics that’s based on user activity.
The new Today tab contains things such as toddler art project, self-help information, new skill tutorials, and more helpful information and insights. Plus, it will refresh with daily updates in order to stay relevant to what’s happening on the network and around the world.
Pinterest writes on its official news site the following:
“People need ideas today. So we’re moving up our launch of the Today tab, a source of daily inspiration with curated topics and trending Pins that makes it easy to explore popular and timely ideas. Over the coming weeks we’ll be featuring expert information here from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control on topics like hand washing during the coronavirus epidemic. In addition, we’re also showing inspiration in categories that are particularly popular right now like kid-friendly baking ideas, self-care tips, family-favorite movies and comfort food recipes.”