In respse to growing ccerns raised by the rapid evoluti and COVID-19 pandemic, the White House Wednesday, has asked Apple and a handful of other high technology companies to police their respective platforms of misinformation and assist in the going government efforts to corral the virus.
The Trump card of the administrati in a cference call asked the major corporatis of the technology to coordinate efforts to identify and remove all potentially dangerous ctent, reports Politico.
All is not specified in the report, technology companies are the lookout for disinformation and other media which may prejudice a formal respse to the pandemic.
Amaz, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Twitter have the call, according to the report.
In additi to the mitoring of their own platforms, tech companies have been invited to give a helping hand in the natial effort to stop, or the management of the sp of the virus. For example, the White House intends to publish a database of research associated with the coravirus and asked tech companies to help medical researchers analyze the information using artificial intelligence, the report said.
At the forefrt of the technology companies and the major line platforms will play a crucial role in this all-hands-deck effort,” U.S. Chief Technology officer Michael Kratsios said in a statement. “The meeting today outlined an initial path forward, and we intend to ctinue this important cversati.”
For its part, Apple would restrict the distributi of COVID-19 applicatis to those developed by health agencies and institutis. Other applicatis, even those which to collect datas such as the World Health Organizati, are rejected the basis of a new App Store guideline that requires that the applicatis are associated with “highly-regulated”, the fields that must be submitted by a legal pers who provides the services, and not by an individual developer.”
Apple this week launched a special secti of its new app dedicated to providing up-to-date coverage of COVID-19, with sources ranging from CNN to The Wall Street Journal.