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Facebook Wants You To Help Eradicate Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg has done his part to fight Ebola, and is now encouraging Facebook users to do the same.

When Zuckerberg donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola, his post was “liked” nearly 300,000 times. To help those hundreds of thousands of people who care about eradicating the disease, Facebook will publish a donate button across the top of its users’ News Feeds starting Thursday.

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The donate button will sit on top of users’ news feeds for a week, Recode reports, and will offer donation options for three different charities: the American Red Cross, the International Medical Corps, and Save the Children.

Aside from the donate button, Facebook will also be donating 100 wireless hotspots to first responders in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Africa holds about 100 million Facebook users, or roughly half of Africa’s entire Internet-connected population, and this will increase the company’s efforts to get the entire continent online.

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