As per Google, the company has decided to reschedule the launch of the coronavirus information website. Earlier the website was decided to launch on March 16th, to help inform people against the outbreak. The company declared that to deliver COVID-19 education, prevention, and local resources nationwide they will be partnering with the U.S. government in developing a website.
Google’s coronavirus information website will have information about best methods on prevention, links to legal information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and valuable tips and tools from Google for people, teachers, and businesses. The website which was decided to launch on March 16th is still offline. However, it is expected to be launched during the week.
Awareness against the disease
Google started promoting the Do the Five campaign to spread awareness against the disease. You get to know about five simple measures that can be taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19 with Do the Five campaign. On YouTube, you can see public health videos from CDC.
Google said in a blog post that they are removing COVID-19 misinformation on YouTube, Google Maps and other developer platforms. On YouTube, they have taken harsh steps against the channels that were posting videos related to dangerous or misleading coronavirus information. Google continues to remove videos that promote medically unproven techniques to prevent coronavirus in place of asking for medical treatment. Also, on Google Maps, fake and harmful content such as fake reviews and misleading information about healthcare places have been taken down with its automated and manual review systems.
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