Bloomberg Law
March 27, 2020, 6:16 PM

Tech Giants to Target Fake Covid-19 Posts, EU Officials Say

Stephanie Bodoni
Stephanie Bodoni
Bloomberg News

Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and other tech giants were told to step up their efforts to stop the spread of fake information about the Covid-19 virus, including giving better access to their data to help with research.

Vera Jourova, a European Commission vice president, had a call Friday with companies including Google and Microsoft Corp. The firms, which signed a code of conduct to stop disinformation, had all taken “strong measures” since her last talk with them, she said.

“More needs to be done, by both the platforms and authorities alike,” Jourova said in a statement. “Platforms need ...

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