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November 07, 2014

Facebook Adds Ebola Donation Shortcut

Facebook added a new button intended to make it easier for users to support charities fighting Ebola, the Associated Press reports. Donors will be able to choose from one of three recipient organizations: the International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children.

The social-media giant is also donating 100 satellite-commuication terminals to boost phone and internet access in parts of West Africa where the outbreak has been most severe.

Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated $25 million to fight the disease.