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Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, announced today a collaboration with Amazon to deliver trusted, global COVID-19 vaccine information on Alexa devices. Reuters data will … more
The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as “vaccine passports” — that would allow … more
The odds of dying after getting a COVID-19 vaccine are virtually nonexistent.According to recent data from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, you're three times more likely to get struck … more
Choropleth maps show how data varies across a geographic region, a visualization technique used often to present a wide variety of data, including economic data, election results and, more recently, … more
Insider Inc. has taken the FOMO out of its events on purpose.Over the past six months, Business Insider’s parent company has discarded its old conference-focused events strategy in favor of a … more
Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm.Everyone needs access to credible information during a pandemic. Without it, people die.We are especially … more
Facebook has prided itself on thorough moderation and removal of COVID-19 misinformation posted to its social network since March, but the company is now under fire for having failed to take action … more
As the novel coronavirus began to make its way around the world earlier this year, an epidemic of online misinformation spread alongside it. Companies stepped up their moderation efforts — … more
The news about COVID-19 tells the story of the whole world, countries, and individuals simultaneously. News about the pandemic is relevant to countries and global organizations that fight to contain … more
“War is the locomotive of history,” said Leon Trotsky in 1922, arguing that social developments that would normally unfold over decades can take place in months when conflict is raging. … more
As the impact of the coronavirus started unfolding across the United States in March 2020, it became clear there was a strong need for a trusted source of factual information to make sense of data, … more
The Reuters Institute’s 2020 Digital News Report makes the case that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to accelerate long-term structural changes toward a more digital, more mobile and more platform dominated news environment. But these trends … more
 The European Union on Wednesday accused China of a concerted effort to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, lumping it with the Kremlin as a global scofflaw seeking to sow divisions in European societies. It was the European … more
Fact-checkers across the globe are using audio, video and new social media channels to reach readers eager for credible and accessible information about COVID-19. Irish news website TheJournal.ie developed a WhatsApp channel in mid-March in … more
During crises and disasters, newsrooms need to be more cautious about what information they publish. The media should be careful not to incite undue panic. While one word can lead to widespread anxiety or panic; others can work to reassure. … more
Google has taken aggressive action to scrub coronavirus conspiracies from its news service and YouTube, at a time when social media companies have come under intense scrutiny for their potential to spread dangerous disinformation about the global … more
Misinformation about the origins of Covid-19 is far more likely to be spread by pro-Trump, QAnon or Republican bots on Twitter than any other source, according to a study commissioned by the Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology. … more
Local news stations are running a segment produced by Amazon touting its efforts to keep warehouse employees safe from the coronavirus. The segment includes pre-recorded footage of its fulfillment centers, interviews with workers and a prewritten … more
Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said Wednesday. Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets … more
Last month, before Google and Apple announced their joint effort to enable COVID-19 exposure notifications, I wrote about the trouble with using Bluetooth-based solutions for contact tracing. Chief among the issues is getting a meaningful number of … more
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