During the new corona virus pandemic, Google was doing something to help, such as the company’s hopes of using Google Maps to raise awareness of the new corona virus. The service hopes to prevent them from infecting doctors’ office workers and medical experts, as some users are using Google Maps to seek treatment for the new coronavirus,media outlet The Verge reported. Google Maps is now warning medical providers to call their doctor immediately if they suspect they are infected with the new coronavirus.
Tapping the warning will open the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website and pages about what to do if someone feels unwell. On iOS, the warning appears in the list of each location, but on Android devices, it also appears in search results.
Google has been working to ensure that people see legitimate information and messages about COVID-19. Searching google for “new corona viruses” takes people to a carefully selected search results page with resources from the World Health Organization, security tips, and news updates. It implemented the change in January. It is also setting up a website to provide people with information about testing and screening.
The company issued a joint statement with six other technology companies, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft, promising to exclude false information from the platform. However, it is unclear what the companies plan to do.
Twitter told The Verge it would start providing advertising credit to NGOs to promote public health campaigns and warned that its increased modest efforts could lead to some law enforcement “mistakes.” Just as Google is now using Google Maps, part of the campaign may simply put legitimate information and PSA at the center of its products.