The spread of misinformation around COVID-19 is almost as rapid as the outbreak itself. Many big companies are putting a lot of effort to battle misinformation and make sure that their users have access to the accurate updates from trusted sources.
Google donates $6.5 million to fund fact-checking agencies and organization and nonprofits fighting misinformation, especially around the COVID-19-related topics. The company aims to support the flow of trustworthy messages and make sure that as many people as possible have access to relevant updates and messages from trusted sources.
Google’s efforts go beyond just one-continent and aimed to prevent the spread of harmful misinformation around the topic which can cause real danger.