In collaboration with the World Health Organization, Google launched the SOS Alert app to prevent disinformation from spreading content related to the Corona Virus. With SOS Alert, accurate information can be easily accessed at the time of need.
Google today shared the announcement via Twitter, saying:
You’re currently experiencing an “SOS Alert” alert at the top of the page when you go in and search for the Corona Virus. When you click the alert, nothing changes on the page, but you can share the result page.
In addition, information shared by the World Health Organization can be accessed quickly on the results page.
Likewise, you can see that the World Health Organization has been prioritized in twitter posts that appear in the search results. In the meantime, let’s remind you that Twitter made a statement yesterday about the disinformation work on its platform.
In a statement, the company said they were working to ensure that disinformation activities on the Corona virus were not included in the search results.
It is possible to say that the tech giants are more careful about disinformation activities on the platform in the wake of the scandals in Cambridge Analytica and the 2016 US Presidential Election. In particular, the us Senate and political leaders in the United States may have played an active role in approaching the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.