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Google Releases $6.5m to Tackle Fake News about COVID-19

Google Releases $6.5m to Tackle Fake News about COVID-19

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Google has said it is providing $6.5 million in funding to fact-checkers and nonprofit organisations that are fighting against misinformation around the world about COVID-19 spread. Google said the funds would help address the challenge of the ongoing spread of misinformation related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Through its Google News Initiative (GNI), Google is providing the funds to support media outlets and fact-checkers working to combat misinformation around the Coronavirus pandemic. Google will be supporting Africa Check in Nigeria, and Data Leads in partnership with BOOM Live in India to leverage data from Question Hub. This will be complemented by an effort to train 1,000 journalists across India and Nigeria to spot health misinformation. Google’s online resources are...