Google to Block Coronavirus-related Conspiracy Theory Ads. Technology and search giant Google continues to expand measures against coronavirus. The company will no longer allow the use of advertisements that provide false information about the outbreak. Let’s find out why Google to block coronavirus-related conspiracy theory ads.
While medicine and vaccination studies against coronavirus, which spread to more than 14 million people worldwide and cause more than 600 thousand people to die, technology companies are increasing their precautions.
One of the companies that increased their measures in this regard is Google, the search giant. The company has announced that it will block ads that contradict scientific consensus regarding the outbreak. In other words, websites and applications will not be able to earn income from advertisements that highlight conspiracy theories about COVID-19. Continue reading to know more about Google to block coronavirus-related conspiracy theory ads.
Measures against COVID-19 conspiracy theories
The tech giant will try to block all conspiracy theories, including conspiracy theories that the virus was produced in a laboratory in China, that it was actually a fake and that Bill Gates was behind it. According to the news in Engadget, Google will start enforcing its new rules next week.
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The company will use human and machine comments to take action against advertisers and publishers who break the rules, as well as prevent advertisers from creating such ads. In addition, those who constantly violate the rules will also be blocked.
The spokesperson said the measures taken against harmful claims about human health, such as anti-vaccination and miraculous health cures, will expand with the new rule. The spokesperson stated that additional security measures will be taken. Google also made an investment of $ 6.5 million last April to prevent the spread of false information about the coronavirus.
In addition to Google, Apple has removed applications related to coronavirus that are not from official health organizations; Twitter blocked tweets containing false treatment claims, and Facebook also refuted common myths about the outbreak in the COVID-19 information center.
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“Sometimes conspiracy theories are true. Most of the time they’re not.”
― Oliver Markus Malloy