Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 7 March 2020

Apple and Google crack down on false information on coronavirus by rejecting apps and blocking searches related to the disease

‘Apple and Google are cracking down on the spread of coronavirus misinformation.

The App Store is reportedly rejecting apps related to the virus not developed by the government or health officials.

Developers told CNBC that in order to be accepted by Apple, ‘apps with information about current medical information need to be submitted by a recognized institution.’

Google Play is blocking all searches for the virus- users are shown ‘We couldn’t find anything for your search’ when searching ‘coronavirus.’

The firm has published a website called ‘Coronavirus: Stay informed,’ with a list including apps from the Red Cross, Center for Disease Control (CDC) news organizations and Twitter.’

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