The Google News Initiative on Tuesday launched a world open fund to struggle misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, value as much as $Three million.
The “COVID-19 Vaccine Counter Misinformation Open Fund” goals to assist journalistic efforts to successfully fact-check misinformation concerning the COVID-19 immunisation course of, the initiative belonging to Alphabet’s Google mentioned in a weblog submit.
“While the COVID-19 infodemic has been global in nature, misinformation has also been used to target specific populations,” it added.
“Some of the available research also suggests that the audiences coming across misinformation and those seeking fact checks don’t necessarily overlap.”
The fund will settle for tasks seeking to increase the viewers of fact-checks, notably to teams disproportionately hit by misinformation.
Applications can be reviewed by crew of 14 jurors from throughout the educational, media, medical and non-profit sectors, in addition to representatives from the World Health Organisation.
In December, the Google News Initiative pledged $1.5 million to fund a COVID-19 vaccine media hub to assist fact-checking analysis.
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