Facebook removes 110,000 pieces of Covid misinformation posted by Australian users | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook has removed more than 110,000 pieces of Covid-related misinformation generated by Australian accounts in the first year of the pandemic, the company has revealed. In February, Facebook, along with Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Redbubble and TikTok, signed on to a new voluntary industry code aimed at combating misinformation and disinformation Continue Reading

On social media, memories pop up from a pandemic still going Trust Covid Columbus People Ohio- Tempemail

When the pandemic passed the one-year mark, Lisa Phillips wasn’t exactly eager to walk down memory lane. She had developed symptoms and quarantined with a suspected case of COVID-19 last spring, lost her mother to the disease in July and been hospitalized in November from what she describes as a Continue Reading

Covid check-ins fall 25% at NSW venues as Sydney records mystery new local case | Health

The number of Covid-19 check-ins at venues across New South Wales has declined by more than 25% in the space of three months, new data reveals. Since the start of the year, hospitality and hairdressing businesses have been required to use the Service NSW app to register people’s details at Continue Reading

Alphabet: revenue soars for Google owner as Covid lockdown boom continues | Alphabet

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, more than doubled its profits to a record $17.9bn (£12.9bn) in the first quarter, as the lockdown-enforced surge in the use of digital services fuels an advertising boom for the Silicon Valley giant. The performance smashed Wall Street’s expectations, with profits jumping 162% year on year Continue Reading

Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches | Coronavirus

Ministers have paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact tracing in England and Wales, uses technology built by the Silicon Valley companies to track interactions between users with their bluetooth signals Continue Reading

Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’ | Facebook

Covid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers to them. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has identified more than 100 Covid conspiracy accounts promoting products to an audience of Continue Reading

‘People are optimistic’: Businesses look forward after 12 months of Covid | Airline industry

Philip Jansen, chief executive, BT Early in the pandemic Philip Jansen gave investors a financial fright by scrapping BT’s multibillion-pound dividend. Now, nearly a year on, he is handing out Covid bonuses to tens of thousands of frontline staff before a vote on a potential national strike. Not since the Continue Reading

‘The earlier you act, the more impact’: how Seattle tech industry led on Covid | Seattle

Last year, four days after the first recorded Covid-19 death in the United States was reported in Kirkland, Washington, just east of Seattle, Microsoft leaders jumped into action – recommending that their employees in the area work from home. Two days later, Amazon made a similar declaration. Combined, their announcements Continue Reading