Google offers 3 million dollars for responsible COVID-19 vaccine journalism

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Google is offering US$ 3 million to news and fact-checking organisations that contribute to efforts to combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

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This is the third offering in the tech company’s fight against fake news on the topic with previous offerings totalling $8 million.

In an online statement the search company said: “The fund is global and open to news organizations of every size that have a proven track record in fact-checking and debunking activities, or partner with an organization with such recognition.”

The COVID-19 Vaccine Counter-Misinformation Open Fund is open to organisations with projects that “aim to broaden the audience of fact checks, particularly with those who may be disproportionately affected by misinformation in mind.”

Interested parties can apply here and read more here.