We are in very delicate times and misinformation can do a lot of damage to progress been made around the world in the fight against the coronavirus.

Health authorities have warned that an overabundance of information can make it harder for people to obtain trustworthy guidance about the coronavirus pandemic.

Helping the world make sense of this information requires a broad response, involving scientists, journalists, public figures, technology platforms, and many others.

To Assist in reducing fake news Google News Initiative (GNI) is providing $6.5 million in funding to fact-checkers and nonprofits fighting misinformation around the world, with an immediate focus on coronavirus.

Collaboration is a crucial component of journalism’s response to a story as complicated and all-encompassing as COVID-19. For this reason, the Google News Initiative (GNI) is stepping up its support for First Draft. The nonprofit is providing an online resource hub, dedicated training and crisis simulations for reporters covering COVID-19 all over the globe. First Draft is also using its extensive CrossCheck network to help newsrooms respond quickly and address escalating content that is causing confusion and harm. they are also renewing their support for the collaborative verification project Comprova in Brazil.

The new project will collate data from around the world and help journalists tell data-driven stories that have impact in their communities.

The new project will collate data from around the world and help journalists tell data-driven stories that have impact in their communities.

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) continues to advocate for fact-checkers worldwide; GNI renewed support will boost their efforts to uphold best practices in the fact-checking field and showcase the work of the CoronaVirusFacts alliance.

VIA GOOGLE BLOG

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