La lutte contre la désinformation s’organise #Coronavirus

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En cette période chamboulée par le Cornavirus, les cybermenaces s’exacerbent comme mentionné dans cet article mais la désinformation est également une menace omniprésente actuellement sur la toile.


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Coronavirus misinformation spreading fast: Fake news on COVID-19 shared far more than CDC, WHO reports | ZDNet

The vast majority of coronavirus information shared across social media comes from fake news sites, according to Newsguard, a service that rates the credibility and transparency of web news content. Meanwhile, official sources like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) receive only a tiny fraction of the social engagement concerning COVID-19.

Apple and Google are cracking down on coronavirus apps to combat misinformation

Apple and Google are taking steps to prevent iOS and Android apps from peddling misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak. Apple appears to be rejecting new apps and restricting coronavirus-related mobile software to apps created by official health organizations and the government. Google is restricting search results on the Play Store, as well.

et à noter encore le geste de Facebook pour contrer la désinformation ambiante:

Facebook is giving free ads to the World Health Organization to fight COVID-19 misinformation

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is providing the WHO with “as many free ads as they need” for outreach and support for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The social network is also providing “ad credits” to other organizations and is working with national ministries of health as well as the CDC and UNICEF.

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