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Google On Full Throttle To Take Down Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccine

News Link: Google On Full Throttle To Take Down Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccine – By MK (Editor)

Google on Thursday announced that it is rolling out a new information panel in Search to counter misinformation about coronavirus vaccines. The search engine said in a blog post that the United Kingdom will be the first country to get the feature. Because it has already rolled out the Pfizer vaccine for COVID in the country. Other countries will get the new Google feature as soon as they start to approve coronavirus vaccines.

Google aims to spread correct information about the vaccine by partnering with the health authorities.

“Beginning in the United Kingdom, we’re launching a new feature on Search. So when people look up information for COVID-19 vaccines, we will surface a list of authorized vaccines in their location. Including information panels on each individual vaccine. As other health authorities begin authorizing vaccines, we’ll introduce this new feature in more countries.” Karen DeSalvo, MD, M.P.H, Chief Health Officer, Google Health said in a blog.

Google had launched similar information panels on its music platform, YouTube in March.

In its blog, the search giant revealed that the information panels were viewed 400 million times. The panels are visible on the YouTube Homepage and even on some of the videos.

“Launched in March, our COVID-19 information panels on YouTube have been viewed 400 billion times. Making them an important source of authoritative information. These panels are featured on the YouTube homepage, and on videos and in search results about the pandemic. Updates to the panels will connect people directly to vaccine information from global and local health authorities. Because YouTube creators are a trusted voice within their communities, we’re also supporting creators by connecting them with leading health experts. That is to make helpful and engaging content for their audiences about COVID-19 and vaccines,” the blog read.

Google said when the pandemic first came into notice, it had given $250 million in Ad Grants. Which helped more than 100 government agencies around the world run critical public service announcements about COVID-19. It had also partnered with fact-checking groups to counter misinformation on its platform.

The search giant revealed that it had removed more than 700,000 videos that were misleading the people about COVID-19. They were spreading fake information about the disease. “We also continue to remove harmful COVID-19 misinformation across other products like Ads, Google Maps, and the Play store,” Google said.

Read More News at Technology Segment

News Link: Google On Full Throttle To Take Down Misinformation About Covid-19 Vaccine – By MK (Editor)

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