The social constraints imposed by the COVID-19 epidemic have already changed the daily lives of millions of people. Staying at home, avoiding public events, and keeping a distance from other people are just some of the measures we take to fight with the virus. Scientists from around the world are experimenting with various drugs to prevent and treat insidious disease. The very fact that COVID-19 is still under investigation is a prerequisite for the spread of various conspiracy theories.
This is a problem that is provoking the attention of the biggest technology companies that have decided to combine their efforts to stop the fake news related to the coronavirus. The project is in its infancy, but it is quite promising as it has included Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube. Consumers can only expect to publish credible content on the platforms listed above when it comes to the coronavirus epidemic, GizChina reports.
Misleading information can cause mass panic among people. At the same time, reading up-to-date and legitimate publications from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other verified sources is important for preventing the virus.
Technology companies also ask us to carefully check the data sources we find on the Internet to make sure they are legitimate and free of misleading facts.