Google searches for the coronavirus are FOUR TIMES higher than before the Super Bowl, so people look for advice and guidance during the pandemic
- Google CEO told investors searches related to the coronavirus have increased
- People search this topic four times more than they did the Super Bowl
- The company has worked to combat the spread of misinformation on the platform
- The relocation is intended to give users authoritative information and advice
- Here you can help people who are not affected by Covid-19
Google searches on the coronavirus have seen a dramatic spike since the pandemic began, with its peak four times higher than interest in the Super Bowl.
The & # 39; tech giant's parent company, Alphabet, made the announcement during the & # 39; first quarter of & # 39; t business.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told investors that people are flocking to the service to find authoritative information and guidance on the outbreak.
The company has worked tirelessly to combat the spread of misinformation on the Internet and to help people stay connected while under lockdown.
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Google searches on the coronavirus have seen a dramatic spike since the pandemic began, with its peak four times higher than interest in the Super Bowl. The & # 39; tech giant's parent company, Alphabet, made the announcement during the & # 39; the first quarter of the business
In March, Google announced it was on the & # 39; spread of coronavirus traffic information, & # 39; more people were using the technology to learn more about the pandemic.
It also excluded all virus searches on Google Play, added a website called & # 39; Coronavirus: Stay informed & # 39; and provides users with more information about the outbreak.
On Tuesday of the first quarter of Alphabet, Pichai said that there is a higher interest in the coronavirus than there was in & # 39; a peak of Super Bowl searching.
& # 39; People become more cautious and seek authoritative advice and guidance to protect the safety of their family, & # 39; Pichai told investors.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai (pictured) told investors that people flock to the service to find authoritative information and guidance on the outbreak. The company has worked tirelessly to combat the spread of misinformation on the Internet
The company has made this rise equal to the company's hard work in recent months to make sure that bad information like scams and conspiracy theories are blocked from its platform, as reported by DigitalTrends.
Judge Porat, Chief Financial Officer of the alphabet, said: & # 39; We fear that users will continue to turn to us as they do in a time of global distress and uncertainty. & # 39;
& # 39; We take that responsibility very seriously. & # 39;
Google this week added fact checking to YouTube to prevent it from spreading bad information about the coronavirus and other sensitive topics on the platform.
Sidebars like & # 39; panels & # 39; appear alongside YouTube video searches on topics that have been controlled by fact-checking and will show relevant articles on the topic being searched by a user.
The information panels, as the company calls them, were launched last year in Brazil and India, and will apply to specific topics such as searches that & # 39; t & # 39; covid and ibuprofen & # 39; contain.
Neal Mohan, YouTube's Chief Production Officer told The Verge: & # 39; As users on YouTube look for a specific claim, we want to provide an opportunity for those fact checks to appear right then and there, as our users search for information – especially around fast moving fast changing topics like COVID-19. & # 39;
& # 39; But of course fact checking will apply more broadly now & # 39; t it here in & # 39; launches an FS. & # 39;
YouTube says its network of fact checks includes FactCheck.org, The Washington Post Fact Checkers, PolitiFact, and others more than a dozen others.
As reported by The Verge, the YouTube panels will use Google's machine learning algorithms to understand message language.
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