March 29, 2020

The BBC’s global Trusted News Initiative will be extending its efforts to identifying false and potentially harmful information on the coronavirus pandemic.


  • The initiative will have in place a system in which partners will be able to alert each other to disinformation about COVID-19.

  • This will enable partner platforms such as Facebook and Google to review promptly and the publishers in the network can ensure that the information is not republished.

  • The Trusted News Initiative, in which the BBC partners with other leading global news and technology organisations, was announced in June 2019.

  • The partners within the initiative are: the BBC, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Twitter, Microsoft, AFP, Reuters, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hindu, CBC/Radio-Canada, First Draft and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. 

Source : The Hindu