Google, Microsoft and other technology giants joint statement: Jointly combating false information related to COVID-19
On Monday night, several major US technology giants issued a joint statement calling on other companies to join them in combating "fraud and false information about the epidemic" during the coronavirus epidemic.
Among them, the companies that issued the joint statement include: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube (under Google) and LinkedIn (under Microsoft).
This Monday, Google’s atomic company Verily launched a website to screen people in Santa Clara and San Mateo County, California. The company believes they may be infected with COVID-19 and cited them. To the test site. President Donald Trump said at a press conference that this website will become popular in China, which caught Google by surprise. According to reports, the company said the launch of the website will be postponed to "later this week."
In addition, Microsoft also released the COVID-19 online tracking website Bing.com/covid this Monday. The site has a real-time map showing cases from all over the world, similar to the Johns Hopkins University data section.
Johns Hopkins University Data Section< br/>The joint statement read: "We are working closely together on COVID-19 response. We are helping millions of people stay in touch, work together to combat virus-related fraud and false information, and enhance the authority of our platform content. And coordinate and share important updates with government medical institutions around the world. We invite other companies to join us and work hard to maintain the health and safety of our community."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) published a speech in the New York Times about censoring false information on social platforms. Zuckerberg said in an interview: "When everyone is facing this epidemic, many things we see online just step on the gray area of the rules... Therefore, we have to formulate more clear and clear policies and adopt Tighter guidelines."
According to reports, Twitter has also been actively deleting tweets that violate its policy of encouraging self-harm or disseminating false information. YouTube warned its creators that during the COVID-19 epidemic, video deletions may increase, relying mainly on technology rather than human intervention to complete the work of eliminating false information.
The method adopted by the Reddit platform is quite different. It adopts a neutral approach. It relies on users and encourages them to identify false information and report false statements through the statements and information of online doctors and experts.
As of Monday, there are more than 180,000 coronavirus cases worldwide, and the death toll has exceeded 7,100.
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