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Tech companies step up fight against bad coronavirus info

 

Last updated 4/16/2020 at 10:07am

AMANDA SEITZ and BARBARA ORTUTAY

The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - Potentially dangerous coronavirus misinformation has spread from continent to continent like the pandemic itself, forcing the world's largest tech companies to take unprecedented action to protect public health.

Facebook, Google and others have begun using algorithms, new rules and factual warnings to knock down harmful coronavirus conspiracy theories, questionable ads and unproven remedies that regularly crop up on their services - and which could jeopardize lives.

Health officials, critics and others who have long implor...



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