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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Reddit, and Twitter just said they're working together to fight coronavirus misinformation

WorldNews Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Reddit, and Twitter just said they're working together to fight coronavirus misinformationFacebook, Google, YouTube, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Twitter said they're working with each other and government health agencies to ensure people see accurate information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. The companies are hoping to combat fraudulent and harmful content on their platforms, according to a joint statement published on Facebook's website Monday. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a spike in fake news and profiteering that's testing the industry's ability to crack down on harmful content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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