Ever since the coronavirus outbreak in India, there has been a lot of negative and fake information flying around, which can be detrimental to the the fight against the pandemic. To tackle the same, Google on Monday announced a series of steps taken to bring reliable information related to COVID-19 pandemic in India and combat the spread of misinformation.
In a blog, Google India said that it has ramped up actions to help bring authoritative and reliable information to people, and provide features across its products that can be helpful during these trying times. Here are those:
Latest updates & advice on Covid-19
Google will now display the latest updates and health advice on COVID-19, from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and international health authorities.
For instance, if you search for the term “Coronavirus”, the Search engine will take you to a dedicated page with concise information on the disease, including news reports, diagnosis information such as symptoms and treatments.
Google will also quickly take down all reported videos from YouTube, that violate guidelines or aim to spread misinformation related to the disease.