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Google Contributes 3 Million To Combat Misinformation About Vaccines Against COVID-19 | Voice Of America

The Google News Initiative on Tuesday launched a global fund to combat misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, worth up to $ 3 million. The “Open Fund Against Disinformation on COVID-19 Vaccines” seeks to support journalistic efforts to effectively check for disinformation about the immunization process against COVID-19, the Fund said in a blog post. “While the pandemic of disinformation on COVID-19 has been global in nature, disinformation has also been used to target specific populations,” he added. Differences in vaccination processes against covid in Latin America The Americas are making slow progress in their vaccination plan against covid-19, while the planet exceeded 90 million infections due to the disease over the weekend. From Quito, Néstor Aguilera, from the Voice of America, gives us an account of this process. “Some of the available research also suggests that audiences who encounter misinformation and those who seek reliable information do not necessarily meet.” The fund will accept projects that seek to expand the audience for information checks, particularly to groups that have been disproportionately hit by disinformation. Applications will be reviewed by a team of 14 juries from the academic, media, and non-profit medical sectors, as well as a representative from the World Health Organization (WHO). In December, Google’s News Initiative pledged $ 1.5 million to fund a media research center to verify the accuracy of information related to COVID-19.

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