Google will finance up to $ 1 million per project and cover 80 percent of the total cost. A jury of 12 Google employees will review the application and select a recipient.
Although $ 3 million is not enough to completely stamp false information about vaccines. But it certainly helps, especially if fact-investigators can use the funds to reach out to those who don’t know the falsehoods they find are incorrect, as Mantzarlis points out, research has pointed out. “Misinformation audiences and fact-checkers don̵7;t have to overlap.”
The company announced the Google News initiative in 2018 and at the time made a $ 300 million pledge to combat fake news and support a journalism program. As of April, Google said it would give as much as $ 6.5 million to combat the coronavirus misinformation.