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Facebook to Display Information About Coronavirus on User’s News Feed

Facebook to put corona info on top of users' News Feed

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Facebook roll out its own coronavirus information hub on the social network. Pixabay

Facebook will put vetted information about novel coronavirus at the top of users’ New Feed to tackle the spread of fake health information. This is a technology news.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that a collection of information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin appearing on top of the feed in the coming days, reports TechCrunch.

“We’re going to be putting it at the top of everyone’s Facebook feed,” Zuckerberg said in a press call on Wednesday.

The social media giant will also roll out its own coronavirus information hub on the social network. The information hub would be up in “a number” of US locations and some in Europe in the next 24 hours, with a more global rollout later.

“Were designing it to be very adaptive on a day to day basis,” said Zuckerberg.

Facebook also announced it would make its enterprise connectivity platform ‘Workplace’ free for the government and for emergency services.

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Facebook will put vetted information about novel coronavirus at the top of users’ New Feed to tackle the spread of fake health information. Pixabay

WhatsApp on Wednesday launched a Coronavirus Information Hub and announced a $1 million donation to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

Launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and UNDP, the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub is designed to provide simple, actionable guidance for health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses that rely on WhatsApp to communicate.

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It will also offer general tips and resources for users around the world to reduce the spread of rumours.

The $1 million grant to the IFCN will support fact-checking for the #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance, which spans more than 100 local organisations in at least 45 countries. (IANS)

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Amazon Plans To Unveil Full-Fledged Cloud Gaming Platform

Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year if things are in order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year if things are in order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. VOA

Amazon is reportedly working on a full-fledged cloud gaming platform under the code name Project Tempo, similar to Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now.

The retail giant has been working on a game called Crucible ever since 2014 and along with that game, the company is going to bring another game called New World, which will be a multiplayer online game and will fit perfectly in the multiplayer game genre, reports The New York Times.

“The big picture is about trying to take the best of Amazon and bringing it to games,” the report quoted Mike Frazzini, Amazon’s vice president for game services and studios as saying.

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Amazon is reportedly working on a full-fledged cloud gaming platform under the code name Project Tempo, similar to Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. Wikimedia Commons

“We have been working for a while, but it takes a long time to make games, and we’re bringing a lot of Amazon practices to making games,” Frazzini added.

When it comes to cloud-based gaming, Amazon will have to compete with Microsoft and Google. Both of them already have their feet firmly planted in the space, Microsoft with Project xCloud and Google with Stadia.

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Amazon may launch an early version of its cloud gaming platform sometime this year if things are in order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (IANS)