WHO says Google to fight novel coronavirus misinformation

WHO says Google to combat virus misinformation

World Well being Group (WHO) Director-Normal Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks throughout a press convention following a WHO Emergency committee to debate whether or not the Coronavirus, the SARS-like virus, outbreak that started in China constitutes a global well being emergency, on January 30, 2020, in Geneva. – The UN well being company declared a global emergency over the lethal coronavirus from China – a hardly ever used designation that might result in improved worldwide coordination in tackling the illness. (Photograph by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

BEIJING — The pinnacle of the World Well being Group (WHO) stated Monday it’s working with Google to make sure that searches in regards to the new virus from China flip up data from the United Nations well being company first, a part of efforts to combat “rumors and misinformation” in regards to the outbreak.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed the opening of WHO’s government board assembly on February 3 that social media platforms corresponding to Twitter, Fb, Tencent, and TikTok “have also taken steps to limit the spread of misinformation” in regards to the virus and outbreak that first emerged within the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan in late December and has now unfold to 23 different nations.

The variety of folks contaminated by the virus globally has topped 17,000. It has killed greater than 360 folks in China and one within the Philippines.

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