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WHO enlists Facebook, Google to fight coronavirus fake news

Can some of the world's biggest tech companies work together to devise a plan to rein in misinformation about the coronavirus? The World Health Organization hopes so.


The agency convened about a dozen large tech companies at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday — among them Google, Amazon, YouTube and Airbnb — to "work together on solutions to the coronavirus," CNBC reports. Shoddy information about the virus emerged as an initial focus, but the group plans to convene every few months. The holdouts who were invited but didn't attend? Apple, Uber and Lyft.

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