A Fake Facebook page has been set up claiming to be the new hospital but the real NHS Nightingale Hospital in London released a statement warning of the misinformation.
The page had been gathering information and claiming to be the new hospital and encouraging engagement within the positive way to build like based on the fact it was a fake page.
Usually, people who want to build up Facebook pages quickly do this kind of thing and then change the name into the page they actually want it to be later on once they’ve built up a big audience.
However, the Fake account was also sharing misinformation and is counterproductive to the key message the NHS need to communicate while pretending it is an official page to build a strong audience.
The NHS Hospital released a statement on their Facebook page which read “Unfortunately, a fake Facebook account has been set up for the Nightingale Hospital London asking people to share rainbow pictures.
Unfortunately, a fake Facebook account has been set up for the Nightingale Hospital London asking people to share rainbow pictures. Please be aware of misinformation and only get your information from trusted sources, like https://t.co/R3azksNgt9
— NHS Nightingale London (@NightingaleLDN) April 1, 2020
“Please be aware of misinformation and only get your information from trusted sources, like https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
“We love that so many of you have shared your rainbow pictures but please don’t send these in the post.
“Instead, please share with us using #RainbowsForNightingale so we can share them with staff and patients at the hospital digitally.”
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