Google, Facebook and Microsoft strive to provide more information about the coronavirus while the rumours continue to spread

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Google, Facebook and Microsoft strive to provide more information about the coronavirus while the rumours continue to spread

The latest figures provided by the World Health Organization point that the number of infected of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus, it is about 300,000. In addition, the deaths recorded currently in excess of 12,000. The global pandemic is underway.

With all of the continents affected in different degrees, and an end of the outbreak is still far away, the big technology platforms are stepping up their efforts to provide useful information to its users at the time that try to counteract the infodemiathe misinformation around the coronavirus, in the form of hoaxes, false news, and even attacks.


WHO takes time to warn that the outbreak of disease coronavirus has been accompanied by a massive ‘infodemia’

Quality information against the infodemia

We carry several weeks looking at how social networks and technological platforms they try to adapt to a health crisis —and also of information— virtually all of the world has caught by surprise.

From the first stepstaken just a month after the outbreak of disease by coronavirus in the chinese city of Wuhan, to the most recentadopted when the already pandemic hits almost all over the planet.

The last major steps taken by large digital companies stands out in particular in terms of Google, Microsoft or Facebook with its information centers.

Google Coronavirus

Googlebecause what we emphasize in the time, reacted by-step slow but firm when you tell every person who came to your browser (or YouTube) in search of answers. One of his latest steps has been completed still more any search page related to the COVID-19 with more information, more links and more answersin addition to enabling for the united States a center special information that goes beyond.

This web-enabled over the past few days, it groups together the information that is already displayed in the pages of searches adding more tips, videos with authoritative information and statistics to the users in the united states. This, in a moment in which the american country starts to notice the effects of coronaviruses ever more intensely.

The information centers on the coronavirus of Google and Facebook provide information from official sources on the incidence of the disease, as well as tips and recommendations to prevent infections

Facebook, for its part, has done the same in your social network primal adapting information and resources to each one of the markets most affected. In the case of Spain, the center of information about the coronavirus offers daily updates with the information published by the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain, adds links to news media to be reliable, provides a direct access to the pages on the platform of the reference agencies and offers tips to avoid contamination.

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In addition, the information centre itself can be followed, as if from a page of Facebook is concerned, thus providing reliable information to all who want it. Simply press the button Follow to regularly receive the official information you go to be published.

Microsoft has created Bing a data center in which to follow the incidence of the coronavirus at the global level and country by country

Finally, it is also remarkable is the role that it is playing Microsoft through Bing in terms of the incidence of coronavirus in the world. In this case, more than an information center like those of Facebook and Google, what we find is a data center in which to follow the evolution of the pandemic in the world country to country.

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The Redmond nourishing from the data provided by the World Health Organization and agencies american or european official to provide information on active cases, recoveries and deaths related to the COVID-19. In addition, beyond the data of the time in the rough, this page Bing, is dedicated to the impact of the outbreak of coronavirus presents graphics with the ability to observe its evolution from the beginning of the year and up to the present time.

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Google, Facebook and Microsoft strive to provide more information about the coronavirus while the rumours continue to spread

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