Social media, news platforms step up efforts to fight fake news on covid-193 min read . Updated: 17 Apr 2020, 02:40 PM IST
- Facebook is working with more than 60 fact-checking organizations which have been reviewing and rating content in over 50 international languages
- Google has set aside funds of $6.5 million to support fact checking and verification efforts by fact checkers and non-profits.
NEW DELHI: The battle against covid-19 is being fought on several fronts. One such fight is against misinformation which is being spread through social media platforms. In the last few weeks, there have been several instances where misleading information has led many to try out medically unsubstantiated chemicals. Many violated lockdown and gathered at stations and bus depots after misleading reports on resumption of transport services were circulated.
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