Facebook Launches Ebola Donation Button

News outlets report on Facebook’s launch of an Ebola donation button, where users can donate money to three charities’ efforts.

The Hill: Facebook adds button for Ebola donations
“Being able to stop the spread of Ebola before the epidemic grows would be equivalent to stopping HIV 30 years ago, according to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg has given millions of dollars toward fighting the virus … Starting on Thursday, Zuckerberg is encouraging the 1.3 billion users of Facebook to make donations of their own to fight the outbreak” (Hattem, 11/6).

Reuters: Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button
“Facebook Inc. said users would now have option to donate directly to various Ebola relief charities through a button at the top of their News Feeds. Facebook users can donate to three charities — International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children — starting today, the company said on its website on Thursday…” (Tharakan, 11/6).

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