To begin with, Google has put COVID-19 bulletin boards in its search results to help clear up misinformation about vaccines. Google will help to find out authorized vaccines.
Google rolled out new COVID-19 bulletin boards in its search results on Thursday to provide people with accurate information about vaccines.
The new feature lists authorized vaccines at the user’s location and displays fields of information about each vaccine, Google said in a blog post.
The panels will start for the first time in the UK, where vaccination of humans started on Tuesday. It will then roll out in more countries once they have approved a vaccine.
Google posted new COVID-19 bulletin boards in its search results on Thursday. This is to stop the spread of misinformation about coronavirus vaccines online.
When people look up something about COVID-19 footage on Google, the new search feature lists authorized vaccines in their area and displays information boards about each vaccine, the internet giant said in a blog post Thursday.
Pfizer and BioNtech’s authorized vaccines for Novel coronavirus almost ready.
The feature will first be rolled out in the UK, which on Tuesday became the first western country to begin vaccinating its citizens with Pfizer and BioNTech to fight the novel coronavirus. The US and the European Union still have to approve one shot.
As more vaccines get approval of health authorities, Google will roll out this feature in more countries. According to Google, the coronavirus information boards have appeared on YouTube in March have got views of 400 millions. General public can see these pannels on the YouTube homepage, in search results and in videos on the COVID-19 crisis.
This isn’t the first step Google has taken to prevent inaccurate coronavirus information from leaking across the internet.
Google earlier has banned “dangerous content” about the authorized virus.
The tech company in July banned websites from displaying ads for “dangerous content”. This is because of violation of the scientific consensus surrounding coronavirus. Those ads included those claiming the virus was created by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. It was a hoax, Google said.
In November Google joined a fact-checking group created by UK charity Full Fact, along with Facebook and Twitter, to prevent misinformation about the deadly vaccine from spreading online and on social media sites. Since the coronavirus outbreak began in March, Big Tech has been fighting a relentless battle against misinformation about COVID-19. After a vaccine has got approval, it is clear that people are skeptical about this. They have their doubts about the impact of vaccine.
Facebook to join hands with google to stop the spread of fake information.
Facebook announced on December 3 that it would remove any posts sharing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines. These claims include gunshots that are fired without people’s consent and vaccines that contain microchips.
Imran Ahmed is CEO of the Center to Combat Digital Hate (CCDH). He told press there are some issues with instagram in this regard. Instagram need to be more serious and strict on controlling this fake and false information. Let us hope we can resolve this issue also soon.
In conclusion, A survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted in November and published last week, found that 39% of respondents had definitely not shown interest in Vaccine. They are not completely confident about the vaccine.